Shadman’s Diaries: The Odyssey of a Young Cleric, 1926-1928

May 2023
Mage Publishers

This book is part of a series of Iranian Studies publications made possible by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University. This is the first of a projected six-volume collection, covering four turbulent decades of Iran’s history. The twelve original handwritten notebooks begin in 1926 with Shadman’s days as a cleric and end in 1966 shortly before his death. In between is a rich tapestry of accounts of daily events, reflections, observations, accounts of dreams, cultural and political history, anecdotes, and telling details about the country’s changing history of manners, all from the astute perspective of Shadman.

Written by Fakhr al-Din Shadman and edited by Abbas Milani and Kioumars Ghereghlou.