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Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda


A classic of modern Persian literature, Charand-o Parand (Stuff and Nonsense) is a work familiar to every literate Iranian. Originally a series of newspaper columns written by scholar and satirist Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda, the pieces poke fun at mullahs, the shah, and the old religious and political order during the Constitutional Revolution in Iran (1906–11). The chapters were the Daily Show of their era. The columns were heatedly debated in the Iranian parliament, and the newspaper was shut down on several occasions for its criticism of the religious establishment. Translated by two distinguished ... More

Keywords: Persian literature, modern literature, Iranians, religious order, political order, Constitutional Revolution, Iranian parliament, religious establishment, political observations, Charand-o Parand

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300197990
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300197990.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda, author

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Charand-o Parand

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