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Forugh Farrokhzad: An Appreciation

Editor’s introduction: The encounter with modernity is a major theme in Iran‘s story during the past hundred years. During this period, perhaps no other poet in modern Iran symbolizes the struggle with modernity more than Forugh Farrokhzad, who, along with her poetry, is the subject of the following essay.

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The Image and Reality of Iran's 100-year-old Approach to Modernity

This is a translation of Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo’s interview with the Iran 1400 project. Modernity Defined The concept of modernity, as we know it today, refers to a particular period in the history of humanity and especially the history of the West because modernity was initially formed and shaped in the West with its new outlook about the world and human beings in it.

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