This book is set within two monumental events in the history of Iran- the overnight toppling of the ‘shah of shahs’-one of the most powerful client-dictators of the United States, who promised to transform Iran into ‘second America in a generation’, and emergence to power of Ayatollah Khomeini- who was resolved to see an Islamic Iran to become a modal Islamic republic to the world.
But the book is about none of the two events. Its about how the common Iranians went through the transformation during the revolution. There is no other book on the topic that puts the perspective of Iranians amidst the chaos and cacophony of the Islamic revolution. As observed by two Indian doctors, this book presents an objective account of how Iran embraced change and got on with life despite the tumultuous social changes.