Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran

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Index
RLT = Reading Lolita in Tehran
Absolutism, and RLT, 113,114,119, 135
AleAhmad, Jalal, 126
Almond, The (Nedjma), 54-56
American hostages, 129
American Muslims: debate on RLT, 6; everyday prejudices against, 16-17, 142-43. See also Iranian Americans
Amu Vazin, 161-63
Angels, 63-64, 68, 78
Antimonarchy movement, 80-81
'Aql, 76-78, 80
Arranged marriage, 47
Attar of Nishabur: The Conference of the Birds, 8, 68, 69, 70, 78, 79; story of Gabriel, 67-68; and spiritual evolution, 69, 78, 79; and RLT, 70; modern counterparts of, 71; legacy of, 81; Memorials of the Saints, 158
Austen, Jane: and–RLT, 17,18, 93, in, 123; female characters of, in, 113, 114; Pride and Prejudice, 123,130; translations of, 126; and Dear Jane Society, 130-31; and expression of love, 135; authority of, 137; Gorky compared to, 140
Baha'i communities: and Iranian Revolution, 20, 65, 118; tension with Iranian Muslim communities, 65-66; and–RLT, 118
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 92, 93-94
Baniltemad, Rakhshan, 126,135
Bayazid, Khurasan, 64-65, 158-59
Behbahani, Simin, 86, 124, 154
Beiza'i, 135,154
Bennett, Elizabeth, 112
Binary opposition, theory of, 72-77
Brecht, Bertolt, 126
British archaeologists, and Iranian culture, 23-24
Brookes, Geraldine: Nine Parts of Desire, 3
Camus, Albert, 126
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 128
Chamber of Lights, The (Ghazali), 75-76
Children's rights, 125
Christianity, 67, 120
Cinema. See Film
Civil liberties, 19, 21, 127
Concerts, 20
Conference of the Birds (Attar), 8, 68, 69, 70, 78, 79
Contraction and Expansion of the Sharta (Soroush), 125
Corruption, 59-60, 70, 119
Crusades, 67
Cultural commentary, 37
Cultural plurality, no
Cultural understanding: and gaps in information sources, 1, 5, 93-94; alternative approaches to, 2, 4-6, n, 12,15-16,19-20,109,142-43; and European Orientalism, 2-3; and New Orientalist narrative, 4; and shared

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