Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution - Chapters 1 & 2 Summary & Analysis

Sattareh Farmanfarmaian
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Chapters 1 & 2 Summary and Analysis

Daughter of Persia is the heroic story of Sattareh Farman Farmaian, a sheltered girl who managed to win an education at a top university in the U.S. She returned home to Iran, opening a college for social workers, who will be hired by the government as respected professionals to help the desperately poor workers living in the villages and city slums. Despite the fact that Satti opposed everything the Shah of Iran stood for, when he was overthrown, she was arrested as a traitor and had to flee Iran to save her life.

In Chapter 1, Bread and Salt, author Sattareh Farman Farmaian paints an idyllic picture of her childhood in the extensive family complex in Tehran. Sattareh was born in Shiraz, Iran, the heart of the Persian Empire, to the young third wife of an Iranian general. Her father Shazdeh...

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