Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran

Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran

Nina Ansary / Sep 15, 2019

Jewels of Allah The Untold Story of Women in Iran The popular narrative about women s lives in Iran over the last forty years goes something like this During the Pahlavi Monarchy women were on an upward trajectory In a nation on the cusp of modernit

  • Title: Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran
  • Author: Nina Ansary
  • ISBN: 9780986406416
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • The popular narrative about women s lives in Iran over the last forty years goes something like this During the Pahlavi Monarchy, women were on an upward trajectory In a nation on the cusp of modernity, women actively participated They were given the right to vote and were free to be in public without veils they wore miniskirts on university campuses Then came the IslThe popular narrative about women s lives in Iran over the last forty years goes something like this During the Pahlavi Monarchy, women were on an upward trajectory In a nation on the cusp of modernity, women actively participated They were given the right to vote and were free to be in public without veils they wore miniskirts on university campuses Then came the Islamic Revolution in 1979, with Ayatollah Khomeini at the helm The burgeoning freedoms for women were extinguished The veil was required and institutions were segregated by gender The Islamic Republic had thus achieved its goal of resurrecting the image of the traditional Muslim woman The problem with popular narratives is that, despite their convenient half truths, the real story is complicated, unexpected, and less tidy Inspired by author Nina Ansary s scholarly journey, Jewels of Allah is a provocative roller coaster ride that shatters the stereotypical assumptions and the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today Highlighting many courageous female leaders and advocates throughout Iran s history, the book illuminates the unanticipated consequences of the Islamic Revolution and the unexpected twists and turns leading to a full blown feminist movement within a post revolutionary patriarchal society.Jewels of Allah is dedicated to every individual oppressed by discriminatory ideology 100% of all proceeds for the book will go to charities and organizations that empower disadvantaged young women in Iran.

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      • Nina Ansary

        Dr Nina Ansary is a historian and expert in the women s movement in Iran She was recently honored as one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century by the award winning news website Women s ENews and is one of the top social influencers on Iran on Twitter She is the author of the upcoming book, The Jewels of Allah The Untold Story of Women in Iran which shatters the stereotypical assumptions about women in Iran and highlights the accomplishments of powerful female voices in Iran s past and present.Nina Ansary regulary contributes to The Daily Beast, Womens ENews, and the Huffington Post and is an active member of several national organizations dedicated to public policy, educational, charitable, and gender related causes.


    813 Comments

    1. This is wonderful. I had no idea that the Shah and his twin sister, Princess Ashraf were together such strong feminists, as had their father been before them. Nor did I know that the Ayatollah Khomeini got the women on his side by promising in well-publicised speeches that in the new Islamic Republic they would be equal to men and could wear what they chose, be educated and choose their own careers. Lying pig. A prominent female judge, Shirin Ebadi voted for him. Khomeini removed her from that p [...]


    2. [Review first published in San Francisco Book Review]Is there any subject of which the average Westerner harbors more misconceptions and false assumptions than the role of the Middle-Eastern woman? Dr. Nina Ansary tackles these misconceptions directly in her book Jewels of Allah, explaining that the history of women’s rights in Iran isn’t as simple as we assume. In fact, what is surprising is how women have found methods of liberation through their oppression. Two prominent examples are the [...]


    3. A nuanced look at the role women have played in Iran in the 20th and 21st centuries. I learnt how the pendulum of progress swung back with a vengeance, as the revolution under Ayatollah Khomeini ousted the Pahlavi era. For anyone hoping for a fuller understanding of the role of women and the women’s rights movement in Iran, this is a must-read.Would I recommend it?A good book to educate those uninformed of the magnitude of problem in a society they judge yet know nothing about.



    4. Overall, this book provided an insightful, concise, and easy to follow narrative of the story of Iran from Ancient Persia, to the Pahlavi Regime, and into and beyond the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The author does a fantastic job of explaining the history and concepts simply and clearly - the book is neither too short nor too long. She possesses a coveted writing ability to provide all of the details necessary without adding in fluff or allowing the book to become dry and over saturated with facts. [...]


    5. This is an incredible book -- should be required reading for all feminists -- regardless of where you are from. Ansary takes us through the history of women in Iran including surprising counter-intuitive consequences for women due to overthrows by extremist governments. But most of all she shows us the braver and courage of Iranian women -- who defy odds and thrive in all areas, despite the limitations and sanctions imposed on them by the regime. BRAVA!


    6. This book is a must for Western readers. It's extremely well researched, engaging, and not only shatters longheld stereotypes about women in Iran and the Middle East, but highlights fascinating stories about leading women's rights figures in Iran going back 3000 years to an Iran that is a completely different country from what we associate it with today. These women are positively inspiring, smart, and bold and deserve their voices to be heard.


    7. This is a fascinating book, though because it has been adapted from an academic thesis, in places it was quite a difficult read. Chapter two was quite a slogHaving said that though, I was completely absorbed by the story of women in Iran, the book is inspiring. I now long to visit Iran.


    8. A good source for those who want to know more about Iranian women’s right movement evolution through history. It also contains lots of other great references that can be read to dive deeper in this matter.


    9. Seems like the Monarchy prior to the 1970's tried to modernize Iran but due to 1300 years of tradition, the majority of the people were not ready for drastic change. Too much progress too quickly. So instead, the Islamic Revolution changed all that and became an austere environment.


    10. Though an academic reconstruct, Ansary does well to make this relatable and interesting to a much wider audience. I was drawn to this book to try and understand what was/is the voice of Iranian women? And after reading, I now understand their voices, to me, are an unstrung chorus. Women's rights have long been fought over both for and against in Iran, and it seems that at one point women were against other women when it came to determining the best course forward for the modern "Iranian woman." [...]


    11. Thank you from a winner. Nina Ansary a "jewel " in her own right has brought to us a book that is a well-documented ,enlightening historical account of the women's movement in Iran from the time of ancient Persia to the modern day Islamic Republic of Iran. It is a beautiful book that includes an epilogue that showcases with photos and profiles over 100 outstanding Iranian women and their accomplishments. This is a must-read in order to understand and eliminate the stereotyping of our Iranian "s [...]


    12. Excellent narration on the history leading up to the current situation in Iran. Informative and powerful. I think she did a great job in bringing the issues of Iran to our attention in a way that speaks to people who know little to nothing about the country.


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