43 min

The Contemporary History of Iran - Part 1: "From Shahyad to Azadi‪"‬ Roqe

    • Society & Culture

“From Shahyad to Azadi” - The premiere episode of a new Roqe Media series, The Contemporary History of Iran. How did an iconic monument in Tehran that was a symbol of the Monarchy in the 1970s morph, almost overnight, into a symbol of an Islamic Republic? Author and professor, Dr Talinn Grigor joins Jian Ghomeshi from Davis, California, to discuss the dramatic transformation of the Maydan-e Shahyad (“Shah’s Memorial Tower”) to the Maydan-e Azadi (“Freedom Tower”) after the 1979 revolution in Iran.

“From Shahyad to Azadi” - The premiere episode of a new Roqe Media series, The Contemporary History of Iran. How did an iconic monument in Tehran that was a symbol of the Monarchy in the 1970s morph, almost overnight, into a symbol of an Islamic Republic? Author and professor, Dr Talinn Grigor joins Jian Ghomeshi from Davis, California, to discuss the dramatic transformation of the Maydan-e Shahyad (“Shah’s Memorial Tower”) to the Maydan-e Azadi (“Freedom Tower”) after the 1979 revolution in Iran.

43 min

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