Nina Ansary’s Jewels of Allah Featured on The New York Times


“The following is adapted from a chapter in Nina Ansary’s new book Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran due out later this month: The historical narrative of the “woman question” in Iran is an intricate labyrinth, not a story that can be accurately recounted by portraying women as either “oppressed” or “liberated” during a particular historical period. In fact, that audacious history winds through unexpected twists and turns, gains and losses, triumphs and defeats. Yet the complexity of this story is often lost amid misperceptions.”

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