A Memoir: Farzand-e Khesal-e Khishtan
Asghar Parsa (1919-2007) was a member of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) during the rule of Dr. Mohammad Mosaddeq (1951-1953). Parsa became the spokesperson for the pro-Mosaddeq faction in the Majlis. After the 1953 coup, he was imprisoned with other members of the Iranian National Front. He became active once again in the Iranian political scene in the 1960's when the National Front renewed its activities. When the Shah began his 'White Revolution', he and many of the opposition figures were re-arrested.
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After the 1979 Revolution, Asghar Parsa became the editor-in-chief of the National Front's newspaper, as well as the spokesperson for the organization. His term ended with his imprisonment by the Islamic Republic. He spent three years in prison where he was severely tortured.
This book contains his memoirs from the time he was a child in his native Azerbaijan province of Iran, his student days at Tehran University and his assignment in the pre-Mao China when he had joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He then narrates the period of the oil nationalization movement and its aftermath.
The book, Farzand-e- Khesal-e Khishtan was published in Tehran, with the last chapter being censored describing his incarceration after the Revolution.
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