Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran

Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran

by Nina Ansary


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ISBN-13: 9780986406416
Publisher: Revela Press LLC
Publication date: 06/25/2015
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 745,776
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Nina Ansary is a bestselling author, historian, and leading authority on women's rights in Iran. Her book Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran received international attention and has garnered multiple awards - including the 2016 International Book Award in ''Women's Issues''. In 2018, Dr. Ansary was appointed one of six UN Women Champions for Innovation, supporting the flagship programs of the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC). She is the recipient of the 2018 Trailblazer Award from Barnard College, Columbia University. She has also been recognized as one of ''14 Privileged Women to Change the World" by Marie Claire, been featured in Angeleno Magazine's ''Living Legacies of 2016'' and selected as one of ''Five Iranian Visionaries You Need to Know'' and ''6 Women Who Build Bridges Not Walls'' by The New York Times. Dr. Ansary has appeared on Fox News, Larry King, the BBC, and been featured in a variety of top publications, including, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, The UK Daily Telegraph, Teen Vogue and the Yale Journal of International Affairs.

Dr. Ansary is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security and regularly presents her work at top universities, including Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge, New York and Harvard, as well as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C. Her most recent engagements include being a keynote speaker at the University of Oxford's International Studies Centre (IGS) and the World Affairs Council of America (WACA) 2019 Annual Conference.

Ansary holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a PhD in History from Columbia University. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), Columbia University's Global Leadership Council, the Board of Trustees of Barnard College, the Iranian American Women's Foundation (IAWF), and Persia Educational Foundation.

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FParvaneh More than 1 year ago
"Jewels of Allah" is an insightful, informative and well documented book by Dr. Nina Ansary, a historian and a highly respected expert in the Women's Movement in Iran. Dr. Ansary delves into the complicated nature and most often misunderstood hierarchy of Persian Women throughout Iran's long illustrious history. Her main focus of the book is pre and post Revolutionary Iran and how a thriving Women's Movement is flourishing under a restrictive regime. "Jewels of Allah" should be an eye opener for most Westerners and must be included as part of every High-school and College curriculum.