Noghteh Resources on Iran was founded in the spring of 1995. The founding members were intellectuals who had left Iran soon after the all out repression that swept Iran in 1982, residing in the US and Europe. The objective was to nourish the Iranian emigrants and political refugees as to the artistic, intellectual, cultural and political endeavors undertaken by their compatriots as well as renowned Iranologists teaching in Universities and institutions of higher Education, world over. The major means toward that objective was perceived as a Persian Language Quarterly on Politics, History and Culture. It was also resolved to publish Noghteh Review and Noghteh Books as extra vehicles by which long and extensive articles of research or books of originality, penned by young and veteran exiled authors could be disseminated. Subjects of interest were: historical accounts on women’s oppression and religious persecution in the Islamic Republic of Iran, prison memoirs, prose and poetry on life in exile as well as historical, cultural, philosophical and political oeuvres banned in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Due to the rising demand for setting up a solid platform to cover certain defining moments of Iran’s modern history in English language, Noghteh Resources on Iran has decided to take a new turn in its educative endeavors and undertake new fields of study such as religious, gender and ethnic persecutions in the Near East. In so doing, we aim to provide information and analysis for concerned US citizen about different features of past and present processes pertaining to history in the making. A timely publication of these studies would certainly help people to comprehend the plight of the Persian speaking people and the perils facing the new generation of imprisoned pro-democracy activists whose continuous struggle has attracted international attention right after the rigged election of 2009.
It is our firm belief that a profound engagement with Iranian history, polity, culture and sub- cultures, gender relations, trends of thought and life styles in both Persian and English language helps Iranians towards a better integration in their new home, the foundation of which epitomizes and entails the principles of freedom, liberty, altruism, hard work, human dignity and diversity.
The descriptions of Noghteh Publication are available at our Noghteh Publications page.