From Persia to Iran

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2019

With Iran constantly in the news, it’s interesting to note how recently it became the name of the modern country. In 1935, Reza Shah Pahlavi’s administration pushed through the name change. Embassies, letterhead, maps all reflected the fact that Persia was now Iran. The New York Times recently quoted historian David Motadel to say the … Continue reading “From Persia to Iran”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK