Persian Girls

Persian. Girls. “[A] lyrical and disturbing memoir.”—Publishers Weekly “[A]
poignant, beautifully written memoir ... a fine, profound book... Each scene has
the shapely aura of a memory, hauled back from the deep by one telling detail.

Author: Nahid Rachlin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101007702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing up in Iran, both refused to accept traditional Muslim mores, and dreamed of careers in literature and on the stage. Their lives changed abruptly when Pari was coerced by their father into marrying a wealthy and cruel suitor. Nahid narrowly avoided a similar fate, and instead negotiated with him to pursue her studies in America. When Nahid received the unsettling and mysterious news that Pari had died after falling down a flight of stairs, she traveled back to Iran--now under the Islamic regime--to find out what happened to her truest friend, confront her past, and evaluate what the future holds for the heartbroken in a tale of crushing sorrow, sisterhood, and ultimately, hope.

Persian Legends

past invaders from Turkmenistan kidnapped Persian girls, and the girls were
never found. One year after a particularly hard winter, the people were very
happy when spring arrived. The meadows near the mountains were beautiful in
the ...

Author: Mehry M. Reid

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462055210

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Persian folklore has been handed down from generation to generation for centuries in an effort to understand the past and pass on valuable lessons. Mehry M. Reid remembers sitting next to her grandmother, as she relayed captivating stories adapted to express her own feelings, hopes, and desires. These stories, which her grandmother first heard from her own mother and grandmother, began Reid’s fascination with the Persian legends and folktales that she has selected and reinterpreted in Persian Legends. As Reid transports readers of all ages on an unforgettable journey through ancient Persia, she highlights an eclectic group of characters comprised of people, animals, and objects that trace historical events, share legends most favored in Persian culture, and offer tales that convey their meanings in simple, often humorous ways. Take a walk with Princess Mina in the rose garden; listen to the king’s storyteller; travel to the mountain of the forty virgins; discover the charm of the red diamond; and go to the crystal cave and drink from the wish fountain. Persian Legends: A Book of 101 Stories shares a memorable collection of legends and tales that provides a glimpse into Persian history, helps others appreciate ancient tales, and most importantly, preserves the legacy of folk literature for future generations.

Our little ones stories and poems

Those beautiful Persian rugs you see in the shops come from there . The girls
that are leading him , and those that are following with bunches of roses in their
hands , are all Persian girls . They belong to the mission school . The missionary
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Persian Tales Volume II Bakhti R Tales Illustrated by Hilda Roberts

Their mothers told these self-same things To Persian girls and boys. And
Chosroes of mighty fame, And Shāh Abbās of glorious name: Kings came and
went, and went and came, But stories flowed on just the same For Persian girls
and boys.

Author: D. L. Lorimer

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528764889

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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This wonderful book is the second of two volumes of old Persian tales. These 28 tales originate from the province Bakhtiari, Iran and are beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings and many coloured plates by Hilda Roberts. Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.

Persian Women Their Ways

As a Persian girl grows up , if she is healthy and well fed , she will be a bright ,
jolly child , playing with other children , and listening to the conversation of her
elders . She may have pretty clothes , but , generally speaking , Persian children
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Author: Clara Colliver Rice

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Category: Iran

Page: 304

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The Missionary Guardian

She sought for six girls with whom to begin ; and , while as yet she knew but one
Syriac sentence , she used that to beg ... All the girls above twelve years were
converted , and many of them became missionaries in these Persian homes .

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Woman s Work

Six Persian girls , course best to meet the needs of girls in dressed in white and
carrying batons Persia ? How can we make the most of with rose ribbons ,
ushered with a the few years they are with us ? How dignity and grace that
American ...

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The Cosmopolitan

In this way Persian girls are quite superior . I have seen it comes about that at
twelve a Persian boy cloths so beautifully and tastefully embroidoften is as grave
and dignified in his bearing ered with gold thread , and also raised work as many
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The Gospel in All Lands

LITTLE HANNA , THE PERSIAN GIRL . found for her in school , she shall have a
day , “ It seems to me I cannot wait , I do so F you were to go to Persia , I think the
corner with my children . " want to go to my S.viour . " first thing that would ...

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The Christian s bread basket

LITTLE GOZEL , THE PERSIAN GIRL . LITTLE Gozel lived on the borders of , and
the Nestorians . A Christian a beautiful lake in Persia . Many of minister named
Henry Martyn , went the people of that land are idolatrous among them to preach
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The Persian Bride

The girl took the cigarette , took a breath , and kissed her neighbour on the lips . I
thought : Persian girls aren ' t like this , they ' re grave and timid and prone to put
on weight . Mo ' in was scampering round the ring , excavating kisses . The bare ...

Author: James Buchan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618219230

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

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Hastily married to a seventeen-year-old girl while traveling in Iran in 1974, a young Englishman is forced to endure the revolution and its violent consequences while he searches for his bride amidst the chaos. Reprint.

Ali a Persian Yankee

But I am not marrying a Persian girl who doesn't know how to be Persian,” I said
emphatically. “Ali, you surprise me. You told me about the American girls, how
they speak to all the boys, and they are friends with them before marriage—and ...

Author: Ali Azizi

Publisher: Caxton Press

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Category: Iranian Americans

Page: 247

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Reports of the Missionary and Benevolent Boards and Committees to the General Assembly

Author: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. General Assembly

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Annual Report

In Fiske Seminary , which opened with an enrolment of 109 girls , Miss J. H.
McComb organized groups of Girl Guides and in this way kept a hold on some of
the Persian girls who were forced to leave our school because of the impossibility
of ...

Author: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Foreign Missions

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Reports of the Boards

Great advances have been made in this department since 10 years ago , when
Persian women and girls scarcely dared to take part in Christian meetings .
During the past year much of the work for women has been done by Persian and
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Frank Leslie s Popular Monthly

The garments of infancy are exchanged for girls , who quite late in girlhood wear
short those of womanhood only ... and women always to be girls . cherubs , and
the propensity is indulged in the When the Persian girl is old enough to walk at ...

Author: Frank Leslie

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Gleason s Monthly Companion

THE WHITE BUTTERFLY ; obey the command ; she impatiently waved her OR ,
hand toward the girl , as if she would beat ... thine ; but the locks of Persian girls
are dark as night ; and their eyes are as the sky only when a CHAPTER II .
thunder ...

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Annual Report of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America

October 16 , 1921 , stands out as a memorable day in the history of the Church of
Christ in Tabriz , for nine Persian women were admitted to full membership and a
baptismal and communion service was held in the parlor of the Girls ' School ...

Author: PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES. FOREIGN MISSIONS, BOARD OF

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Reports of the Missionary and Benevolent Boards and Committees to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

The Saturday after New have tried to carry a message of sympathy and hope to
homes of Year's we received all day and many of the mothers of the girls came
Persian girls of the school wore their veils , the two Persian women On
graduation ...

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A Persian Childhood

She invited two large , loutish girls to come and play with me , but I didn ' t like
them , so she took me out and bought me more toys . ... They are primarily
concerned with converting Persian girls to their respective religions , ” said my
uncle .

Author: Pari Courtauld

Publisher: Rubicon Press

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Category: Children

Page: 142

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Written between 1968 and 1973, this is an autobiographical account of life in Persia during the 1920s and 1930s, as seen through a child's eyes. One early spring day, the author suddenly realized that she was alive and began discussing the loneliness of God with Azra, who was not a slave, but was not quite free either. Stranger things were to happen later. devout and extremely colourful. The author's father was a Cossack officer and became Governor of Isfahan and later Military Governor of Tehran. He was closely associated with Reza Shah (founder of the Pahlavi dynasty) and the army, and witnessed with his family unique and historic events. England in 1946.