Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Probably the best first line

of any book that I have read:

'In the wastes of civilization, Luristan is still an enchanted name.'

Freya Stark - The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels, 1936.

The Lur men were ordered by the Shah to shave off their beards and wear Pahlevi headgear - a hat horribly similar to a baseball cap..  I guess they now have their beards, but I have no idea whether or not they wear their traditional dress. 
The women, who used to have no face-covering, will of course now have to wear the hijab.


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