A Social History of the Zoroastrians of Yazd: From the Rise of Reza Shah to the Islamic Revolution (Hardcover)
This is the last in a three-volume set of the post-Islamic history of Zoroastrians of Yazd. It is based on original historic sources and written in Persian. This book covers the period from the start of Pahlavi dynasty in 1924 to the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
This volume covers the period that starts with the rise of Reza Shah and the formation of a secular government. This government relied heavily on the pre-Islamic image of Iran, something which had a direct influence on promoting the social status of Zoroastrians. This volume focuses on the rule of Muhamad Reza Shah and the modernization of Iran, two elements with a profound influence on the lives of Zoroastrians of the Yazd region.
The author, Dr. Ali Tashakori is a historian and a history professor at the History Department of Yazd University (Yazd, Iran). He has authored numerous articles and five books prior to this landmark work.