Shahrokh Toyserkani


Shahrokh Toyserkani was born on February 6, 1948, in a cultural and religious family in Tehran. Toyserkani graduated from the University of Tehran with a degree in journalism in 1975, and in the same year published a book entitled “Neither Left nor Right, Left or Right” based on his research and analysis of Iranian political history as a dissertation. Tuyserkani worked for the Farman newspaper. After that, he participated in the employment test and worked for Pars News Agency. In 1954, Toyserkani’s last position in Pars was the secretary of the political service. After the revolution, Toyserkani published a magazine called Letters of the Islamic Revolution and remained the editor. Simultaneously with the letters of the revolution in the Bazargan government, a magazine in the constructive jihad of the same name was published, which dealt with the activities of the jihad in the villages. After that, Shahrokh Toyserkani reconstructed Dunya Sokhan magazine. The world of speech was initially known as Dr. Khanlari, and therefore Shahrokh Toyserkani received a spiritual permission to use the name of the magazine in a face-to-face meeting with Dr. Khanlari, but this did not happen at the moment and years later Toyserkani was able to The yellow table and news was filled to become a literary and artistic magazine again, and in this way many professors of Iranian and international art and literature such as Houshang Ebtehaj, Fereydoun Moshiri, Ahmad Shamloo, Simin Behbahani, Abbas Kiarostami, Shafiei Kadkani and many other writers. And consult and accompany contemporary intellectuals. Dunya Sokhan was published monthly or bi-monthly in Tehran until 2001, and each issue contained the names of the greats of Iran and the world. Toyserkani had some experience as the editor of the Iranian newspaper, but was forced to resign due to excessive censorship and auditing. Some time after Toyserkani’s resignation, the Iranian newspaper was closed forever. During the world of speech, Toyserkani’s office was bombed once, leaving several people injured. After the efforts of the Ministry of Intelligence, it became clear that a group of young people had spontaneously taken this action in protest against the intellectual publications. After that, he worked for Ferdowsi Weekly, which was one of the most important and old Iranian publications of the same name. In the pre-revolutionary period, this magazine was one of the weekly magazines whose margins also covered new poetry. Nematullah Jahanbanoui was the editor-in-chief of the magazine, who began his journalistic career with the newspaper Ahmad Khalili (Simin Behbahani’s father). Ferdowsi Magazine was published from October 8, 1978 to July 17, 1999 during the Revolution. One of the most famous editors of this magazine is Abbas Pahlavan. This Ferdowsi magazine with the old name was able to attract the attention of Tuyserkani who wished to write in Ferdowsi Qim magazine. After a while, Toyserkani realized the shortcomings of this new magazine and could not stand it and came out of it. Shahrokh Toyserkani believes that he will never retire due to the job he has chosen and that he will step into the path of journalism for the rest of his life. He has repeatedly mentioned that he is interested in history in addition to journalism, and that his leisure pastime is studying history, and that this may be the source of thinking about books, neither left nor right.

  • Birthday: 04.02.1949
  • Birthplace: Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Interview date: 30.07.2019 – 13.08.2019

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