Review of Awake: A Moslem Woman’s Rare Memoir of her Life and Partnership with the Editor of Molla Nasreddin, the Most Influential Satirical Journal of the Caucasus and Iran, 1907-1931 by Hamideh Khānum Javānshir

(Mage Publishers, Washington D.C. 2016), Translated from the Azeri by Hasan Javadi and Willem Floor




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Author Biography

Janet Afary, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Janet Afary holds the Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion & Modernity at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is a Professor of Religious Studies. She is a historian of modern Iran with a PhD in History and Near East Studies from the University of Michigan, where her dissertation received the Distinguished Rackham Dissertation Award. Previously she taught at the Department of History and the Program in Women’s Studies at Purdue University, where she was appointed a University Faculty Scholar.

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