Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution - Chapters 11 & 12 Summary & Analysis

Sattareh Farmanfarmaian
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Chapters 11 & 12 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 11, for the following eight years the college of social work continued to educate students, fund research programs and grow. Queen Farah, the 22-year-old wife of the Shah, donated money for buildings to benefit the poor. In return, Satti invited her to all the graduation ceremonies. Satti moved into a two-story house with garden and pool in the old family estate at Reswanieh. She enjoyed an active social life although she never married again. She walked a fine line, bowing to the Shah to continue funding for the school and being careful not to criticize his repressive policies, even when they created the problems her social workers solved.

The Shah continued to imprison anyone who uttered the slightest criticism of him or his government. However, to silence critics, he introduced a rudimentary reform movement to combat illiteracy and implement profit-sharing...

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