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Interview with Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Family background; recollections of childhood and educational history; teaching at Tehran University; as Dean of Faculty of Letters of Tehran University; teaching at the American University of Beirut and at Harvard university; on problems that confronted Iranian universities; on Ali-Naqi Alikhani as Chancellor of Tehran University; on the academic agenda and calibre of Arya Mehr University of Technology and the problems facing that University; sources of the political unrest in the Iranian universities; role of the leftist and Islamic groups in student activism; impressions of the Shah and his religious beliefs; role of religion in the Iranian polity and society; rejuvenation of Iranian culture in the 1970s; cultural relations between Iran and other countries; on the personal traits of Queen Farah; on the Iranian political elite; recollections of Iran’s important religio-cultural figures; on the roots of the Revolution of 1978-79; recollections of the Ayatollahs Khomeini and Motahhari, and Ali Shari`ati.

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166pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph

About the interviewee