Zandokht Shirazi

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Zandokht Shirazi (1909–1953) (Persian:زندخت / زنددخت شیرازی) was a prominent Iranian feminist, poet and school teacher, who was an activist from an early age.[1] Her birthname was Fakhrolmoluk and she was born into one of Shiraz's aristocratic families. She established Majma' e Enghelabi e Nesvan (Revolutionary Society of Women) in Shiraz in 1927, at the age of 18, and published Dokhtran Iran (Daughters of Iran), a newspaper on women's issues from 1931 initially in Shiraz.[1] After a few years, she moved to Tehran due to the unsuitable situations in Shiraz, and tried publishing Iranian Daughters' Publication. Her poems have radical feminist perspectives.

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  1. ^ a b Sanasarian, Eliz


  • Sanasarian, Eliz. The Women's Rights Movements in Iran, Praeger, New York: 1982, ISBN 0-03-059632-7.