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"This is an important account of how Khomeini the man and the seminal, historical phenomenon may well linger on as a notional inspiration for modern Iran." (37,1,2000) --Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Journal of Peace Research
"In spite of the modesty of its author, the book is highly detailed and full of the insights only a well-informed author can bring." --John King, BBC Arabic Service
"Khomeini is an important book, not only as a biography of Ayatollah Khomeini, but as an honest analysis of the intellectual and political forces that were responsible for the 1979 revolution…” --Mehrdad Kia, 4/00
About the Author
Baqer Moin is a specialist on Iran and Islam and is Head of the BBC's Persian Service. He was born into a religious family and studied theology at traditional schools in Iran's most important shrine city, Mashhad. He has written extensively on Islam, Iran and Afghanistan.