IRAN TODAY

By (author)M.HAMID ANSARI

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The Iranian Revolution of 1979 shook the world and changed the strategic balance in the region. In the build-up to the Revolution, there was a unity of purpose that was summed up by Ayatollah Khomeini: “The monarchy must go. The Shah is corrupt. His hands are dripping with blood. He is a foreign agent. He is the Yazid of our age.” In the perception of most Iranians, a tyrant had usurped the state; its retrieval was, therefore, essential. Beyond that, however, there was little by way of an agreed agenda for social reconstruction. This became evident in the years that followed. A revolutionary passion first gave way to revolutionary reason and then to a reawakened desire for reforms. A quarter of a century later, demography, education and urbanisation have become the agents of change. One generation has power while the other has demands. The purpose of the Observer Research Foundation’s New Delhi conference on which this volume is based was to explore the evolving perceptions and ascertain their direction and pace of change.
ISBN: 8129107740
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8129107740

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2005

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385

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M.Hamid Ansari is a Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi and a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. He is a former Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University. He has served as India's ambassador to the UAE, Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia, as High Commisioner to Australia, and as Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

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