The First Iranian Democracy Writings
During the 19th century, Iranian intellectuals began to write about notions of democracy, freedom, rule of law, and the role of religion within the state. Many of these writings are responsible for planting the seed for the Iranian constitutional revolution in 1906 and the process of state building which followed.
In an effort to preserve and disseminate these valuable historical texts, many of which are currently banned, censored, or otherwise unavailable in Iran, Gozaar will add a series of classical documents written by nineteenth and twentieth century intellectuals to its online library.
The Persian classics section of Gozaar's library will include the writings of intellectuals such as, Fath-Ali Akhoondzadeh, Mirza Malkam Khan Naseroddolleh, and Mirza Agha Khan Kermani. Given the complexity of the texts the articles will only be presented in Persian.