Dehkhoda, Ali-Akbar

Ali Akbar Dehkhoda (1879-1956) was a prominent linguist whose greatest achievement was a massive and authoritative Persian dictionary. In his twenties, however, he edited the popular literary and political magazine Sur-e Esrafil, an important voice in Iran’s Constitutional Revolution of 1907-09, and wrote its most prominent regular feature, a column called “Charand Parand” (“stuff and nonsense” or “tittle-tattle”) that, like all good satire, communicated important political and social ideas in the form of humorous stories and anecdotes.
  • Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

    Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda; Translated by Janet Afary and John R. Perry

    05/24/2016, Cloth
    $85.00 |
    ISBN: 9780300197990