Dr. Nina Ansary’s new book, Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran tells the untold, true story of women in Iran, revealing a global sisterhood of women who, from the beginning of time, have transcended boundaries of religion, race, and culture.
Inspired by Ansary’s own scholarly journey, Jewels of Allah is a provocative roller coaster ride that shatters stereotypical assumptions about women in Iran today as it highlights many of the courageous female leaders and advocates throughout Iran’s history. The book illuminates the unanticipated consequences of the Islamic revolution with its unexpected twists and turns that have led to a full-blown feminist movement within a post-revolutionary patriarchal society. Currently, Jewels of Allah is the number #1 Bestseller in Women in History, History Iran, and Women in Politics on Amazon and #35 of all bestselling books on Amazon.
Jewels of Allah is dedicated to every individual oppressed by discriminatory ideology. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of the book will go to various charitable organizations and institutions, with the primary recipient being the OMID Foundation, a 501(c)(3) registered charity that has been empowering disadvantaged young women in Iran for over 10 years.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Nina Ansary left her country of birth at the onset of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and has not returned since.
Growing up in New York City, she received her B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College and her M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies fromColumbia University. In 2013, Nina received her PhD in History from Columbia University.
Nina Ansary is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the National Organization for Women (NOW), and the U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women (USNC) — organizations dedicated to public policy and supporting education, charitable and gender-related causes.
Since establishing a social media presence in March of last year, Ansary’s work has found support in a rapidly growing fan base of over 200,000 journalists, feminists, politicians, scholars, filmmakers, women and men of all ages, from diverse religions and backgrounds, who have joined her Facebook and Twitter platforms to share, discuss, and promote the accomplishments of Iranian women. She is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post and Women’s eNews, an award-winning news website which recently honored her as one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century. She is also one of the Top Influencers on Iran on Twitter.