Drinking Arak Off An Ayatollah's Beard

Drinking Arak Off An Ayatollah's Beard

A Journey Through the Inside-out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan

eBook - 2010
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An engrossing blend of travel writing and history, Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah's Beard traces one man's adventure-filled journey through today's Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, and describes his remarkable attempt to make sense of the present by delving into the past. Setting out to gain insight into the lives of Iranians and Afghans today, Nicholas Jubber is surprised to uncover the legacy of a vibrant pre-Islamic Persian culture that has endured even in times of the most fanatic religious fundamentalism. Everywhere-from underground dance parties to religious shrines to opium dens-he.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306819018
0306819015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 327 pages) : illustrations, map

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