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Translators’ Introduction

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter provides an introduction to Charand-o Parand. In the early years of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1906–11), Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā (1879–1956) published a series of satirical ... More


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

Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

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 ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 17, pp. 7–8: November 21, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

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2016
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September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0015
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on November 21, 1907, featuring a poem by Dehkhodā, a mokhammas—a five-hemistich strophic form generally used for popular songs. The heading “Literature” ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 16, pp. 7–8: November 14, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0014
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on November 14, 1907, where once again, using the epistolary form, Dakhow mocks the convoluted writing style of the clerics—a mixture of Persian and ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 28, pp. 7–8: May 5, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0026
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on May 5, 1908, on the life of Hajji Abbās (the continuation of a column published in SE no. 27, April 29, 1908). This column differs substantially from all ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 15, pp. 7–8: November 5, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
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September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0013
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on November 5, 1907, that seems to have in mind a fictitious anjoman affiliated with the newspaper Sur-e Esrāfil's (SE), here serving in effect as the ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 2, No. 1, pp. 7–8: January 23, 1909

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
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September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0031
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on January 23, 1909, featuring a piece entitled “The Speech of Kings Is the King of Speeches.” Safe in Switzerland, having narrowly avoided the same fate as ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 6, pp. 6–8: July 4, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

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2016
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September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on July 4, 1907, featuring a miniature first-person bildungsroman that may be Dehkhodā's most daring departure from verisimilitude among the many elastic ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 3, p. 8: June 13, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
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September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on June 13, 1907, where Dehkhodā introduces another of his specialized types, Meddler, shown here in a first-person composite of the self-interested fixer ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 4, pp. 7–8: June 20, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on June 20, 1907, referring to two incidents in Quchān district in Khorasan, near the Russian frontier, in 1905. The first incident involves the sale of young ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 13, pp. 7–8: September 12, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

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2016
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September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0011
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on September 12, 1907, featuring a fictional letter describing hostilities with the Turks over lands on the Persian side of the mountains between Salmas and ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 14, pp. 7–8: September 19, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0012
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on September 19, 1907, in the wake of the outrage sparked by the editorial in Sur-e Esrāfil's (SE) issue no. 12. Many clerics of Tehran were outraged by the ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 31, pp. 7–9: June 11, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0029
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on June 11, 1908, featuring a piece on women's education. Elite and upper-middle-class women of Tehran and several other cities became involved in the ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 32, pp. 7–8: June 20, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0030
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents Dehkhodās final column before he and his newspaper had to flee Iran. Dehkhodā predicts the June 1908 coup, while maintaining a sense of levity. On June 4 the shah, accompanied ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 2, No. 2, pp. 7–8: February 6, 1909

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0032
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on February 6, 1909, which can be read as a satire of Dehkhodā's cohort, young social democrats who could not make sense of their “scientific” understanding ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 2, No. 3, p. 8: March 8, 1909

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

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2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0033
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on March 8, 1909, featuring a draft of a royal letter to the Swiss Parliament. Unlike the shah's letter in Sur-e Esrāfil (SE), series 2, no. 1, this specimen ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 1, pp. 2–3: May 30, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

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2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā's inaugural column published on May 30, 1970. Here, he situates his satirical persona, Dakhow, in the tradition of writers who visited, or claim to have ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 23, pp. 6–8: February 20, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0021
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on February 20, 1908, that begins with a condolence addressed to Mollā Nasreddin on the death of the Shaykh al-Eslām. It features a poem that describes the ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 27, pp. 6–8: April 29, 1908

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0025
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on April 29, 1908 (the continuation of a column published in SE no. 26, April 23, 1908). This column and the one before it review events the occurred over the ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 12, pp. 7–8: September 5, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0010
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on September 5, 1907, where Meddler reports that an exasperated royal prince shot his own horse for moving too slowly; Meddler wants the tragic account ... More


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