Noora Shamsi Bahar

Noora Shamsi Bahar is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and Modern Languages, North South University, Bangladesh. She completed her MA in English from The University of Western Ontario. She has presented research papers on the themes of violence (on the page, stage, and screen), performative revenge, rape trauma, childhood defiance, and transgressive womanhood in Oxford, Prague, and Dhaka. These papers have been published as book chapters and journal articles. Despite being born to Iranian parents, Ms. Bahar finds pleasure in reading short fiction in Bengali - her third language, and translating them into English. Ms. Bahar won the prestigious Tagore Award for Translated Fiction (2021), sponsored by the literary journal, The Antonym.

The Leaderless, Woman-led Iranian Revolution: A Response to Centuries of Oppression

The ongoing, full-fledged revolution in Iran – that’s right, we need to stop referring to the revolution as mere “protests” – is one where women are at the forefront. The people of Iran and especially its womenfolk, have had enough of the theocratic regime that has put not just figurative but also literal shackles on …

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