Iranian foundation to publish Parisian diary of Mohammad-Ali Forughi

March 17, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- The diary written by veteran Iranian politician and writer Mohammad-Ali Forughi (1877-1942) during his long stays in Paris will be published in its entirety by the Mahmud Afshar Foundation.

Iranian scholar Iraj Afshar, who died last week, had previously released some of the diary entries in a book entitled “Parisian Issues”, the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency reported on Wednesday.
The rest of Forughi’s diary will be published in three additional volumes.
The second and third volumes were edited and corrected by Afshar, but Milad Azimi was assigned to complete the fourth volume after Afshar became ill.
Forughi wrote the diary during his two long stays in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century.
Forughi was a teacher, diplomat, writer, politician, and prime minister of Iran.
As prime minister, Forughi was instrumental in having Mohammad Reza Pahlavi proclaimed king after his father, Reza Shah, was forced to abdicate on September 16, 1941 and exiled by the allied forces of the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union during World War II.
He also prepared scholarly versions of the works of Iranian poets Sadi, Hafez, Rumi, Khayyam, and Ferdowsi.