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Payvand’s top 10 popular books for 2011

1-shah-iPayvand.com organizes hundreds of titles in more than 40 categories in its Iranbooks section.

Here is a list of top 10 sellers in 2011, reflecting our state of mind.

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Mowlana, Poet of Life’s Dance

Rumi-14526-iCompiled By: Firouzeh Mirrazavi, Deputy Editor of Iran Review

Each year on December a religious celebration is held at the site of Rumi’s tomb, to which tens of thousands of pilgrims come.

In the shrine there is a silver plated step on which the followers of Mowlana rub their foreheads and place kisses. This area is usually cordoned off but is opened for these devotional actions during the December pilgrimage festivities.

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SF Common Wealth Club Event: The Shah, the Ayatollah and Iran's nuclear program, Double-talk or Double-standards?

Abbas MilaniJanuary 19 2011

The Commonwealth Club will be hosting Abbas Milani in San Francisco.

Abbas Milani, Co-Director of the Iran Democracy Project and author of The Shah, will reveal the complex and sweeping road that has brought the U.S. and Iran to where they are today.

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Payvand's top 10 popular books for 2010

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Payvand.com organizes hundreds of titles in more than 40 categories in its Iranbooks section.

Here is a list of top 10 sellers in 2010, reflecting our state of mind.

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Photos: Tehran's brothel district Shahr-e-No 1975-77 by Kaveh Golestan

Shahre_Tehran-i“I want to show you images that will be like a slap in your face to shatter your security. You can look away, turn off, hide your identity like murderers, but you can not stop the truth. No one can.” Kaveh Golestan (1950 – 2003)

Red Light district of Shahre-No demonstrates the realities of the plight of prostitutes under the Shah’s regime.

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United Kingdom - Edinburgh Iranian Festival 2011

Edinburgh-Iranian-Festival-2011Jan. 28 – Feb 6 2011

EIF aims to raise awareness of Iranian culture and helps to integrate it with other cultures in Scotland.  There are seven categories (arts, books, comedy, film, food, lectures, and music) with events taking place in venues across Edinburgh.

The festival is being organized by a dedicated team of volunteers.

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Portland State Alumni Association: Women writers and storytelling in Iran

Noushin-Moeini-KermanshahiSunday, June 6 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Simon-Benson House at PSU

An Afternoon with writer Ms. Noushin Moeini Kermanshahi, author of several books including RASOOLANE RANG, “bio and work review of Van Gogh- Picasso & Chagall. During the session Noushin will talk about women writers and storytelling in Iran and will read a part of her three books. Free event, open to the public.

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Southern California: Anousheh Ansari Book Signing

Anousheh-Ansari-my-dream-of-starsSaturday May 01, 2010 7:00 PM
Costa Mesa Barnes & Noble

“First Female Private Space Explorer & First Space Ambassador”

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, Anousheh tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family’s exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution.  After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually realized a net worth of $750 million and ultimately allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight.

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