Golden Cage Three Brothers, Three Choices, One Destiny

ISBN-10: 0979845645
ISBN-13: 9780979845642
Edition: 2011
Authors: Shirin Ebadi
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Limited
Publication date: 6/17/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

For over fifty years the Shah Pahlavi dynasty ruled Iran until Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 Islamic Revolution seized power and began its own reign of tyranny. The questions about the revolution shape The Golden Cage while the answers shed light on Islamic Iran's current events and tell us why it strives for nuclear energy, chants "Death to Israel," and claims to be the most powerful force in the Middle East and Muslim world. History perhaps is best described through life stories we each can hold dearly. The Golden Cage is one such story about three brothers the author knew through their sister, Pari, a childhood friend. Each brother subscribes to a different political ideology that tears Iran and their lives apart. As Pari observes, her brothers live deluded lives in golden cages of ideology. These words mark the beginning of this story, illuminating the multifaceted, oppressive Iran of today and years past.

Born in 1947, Shirin Ebadi lives in Tehran where she trained in law, obtained a doctorate from Tehran University and served as a judge from March 1969 - the first woman to ever do so in Iran. Following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in February 1979 she, and other female judges, were dismissed from their posts and given clerical duties (in Ebadi's case, in the very court she had presided over). She resigned in protest and was, in effect, housebound for many years until finally, in 1992, she succeeded in obtaining a lawyer's license and setting up her own practice. Since then she has represented various high-profile cases including the families of political victims, journalists in relation to freedom of expression, child custody cases and others. The recipient of many prizes and accolades, she has also written many books and articles and lectured on human rights all over the world.

Prologue
Old Friendships
The House in Abbas Abad
Mossadegh's Pen
One Soldier's Destiny
Two Brothers
In the Name of the Shah
Four Gray, Smooth, Bare Walls
Mashhad
Al�'s Beard
Allah Akbar
A Wedding
The Pagosha Revolutionary
Under Surveillance
Twenty Years in a Single Night
From Dates to the United Nations in a Single Fax
The Doctor's Justice
The Visit to Evin
American Iranians
Ruhollah's Song
The Final Betrayal
Something Warm
A New Life
A Long Voyage into the Abyss
Give My Best to Tehran
Enemy of the Revolution
Return to Tehran
A Monument of Sand
The Paris Sky
A Family Reunion

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