Keikhosrow Shahrokh, a historical figure in Iran and a Zoroastrian in a Muslim world, worked in diverse fields to bring his nation out of the dark ages while simultaneously fighting for the upliftment of his fellow Zoroastrians. This first-person narrative recounts his role as educator, parliamentarian, advisor to Reza Shah Pahlavi, his work as roving ambassador for Iranian industry (from national telephone company to parliamentary printing press), and his determination to remove the social, economic and legal taboos under which Zoroastrians laboured for 1300 years. The memoirs also chronicle the political, economic and social debilitation of Iran in the late 1800s/early 1900s and give an assessment of Zoroastrian-Muslim relations. This work includes an introduction and footnotes to the original.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd