Issue 14

10 years of oil

In the spring of 2021, the fourteenth issue of Angah magazine was published, with the subject “Oil; 70th anniversary of nationalization”. An illustration by Iman Safaei of Mosaddegh is on the cover of this issue.Oil was chosen as the subject of this issue for a variety of reasons, which the magazine seeks to address in each article. But the most crucial is to examine the impacts of nationalization of the petroleum industry on Iranian life and culture 70 years later.

Freydoun Majlesi analyses the evolution of the petroleum industry throughout time in the first article without passing judgment. Hamidreza Mohammadi interviews Parviz Mina, a board member of the National Iranian Oil Company and an expert on the oil industry’s oral history.

Naser fokouhi analizez the consequences of oil revenues on the culture of iran and writes: “The increase in oil revenues in the second half of the 1970s resulted in a significant change in the lifestyle of a small portion of the urban population of Iran’s major cities, with the external manifestation of extreme consumerism and imitation of Western everyday life models without further Iranian preparation. “Despite their improving standard of living, they felt a terrible sense of losing indigenous identities at the same time as a very wide class disparity in access to oil profits, a sentiment that easily drove them to an insurgent posture.”

Interviews with Gholamhossein Hasasntash, Farshad Momeni, Hamzeh Farhadi can be read in this issue. It is also possible to read articles on the role of women in the oil industry, such as Farzaneh Ghobadi’s “The Struggle with Glass Roofs,”. Angah didn’t forget about the effects of black gold on literature, film, manufacturing, and business, which is covered in various articles. Memoirs of Fouad Rouhani, the history and background of oil, oil in the press, and oil and art are among the other interesting topics covered in the fourteenth issue. Readers may access this 256-page issue, which includes enjoyable notes and articles.

Table Of content

7 .Editorial> Arash Tanhai

8.Foreigners; Servants or traitors> Fereydoun Majlesi

26. I miss Iran, Interview with Parviz Mina> Hamidreza Mohammadi

36. Iran’s petroleum from Darsi to consortium> Farzaneh Ebrahimzadeh

48. Consequences of oil revenues on the culture of iran> Naser Fokouhi

56. To be or not to be; to stay or not to stay, Conversation with Bijan Namdar Zanganeh> Hadi Heydari, Soshiant Shojaeifard

66. Oil, intermediary link between Fasih and Khuzestan> Hamidreza Shokouhi

72.Oil derivatives adversities> Reza Saaki

80. A branch is growing, Interview with Ahmadmirza> Katayoun Arghaei

86.Turn on the lights> Zahra Abbasali

92. See how they preserved the oil desert> Elham Ahmadpour

96.Men of black gold land> Amirreza Mohammadi

104.Oil and our daily routine> Banousheh Farhat

106. To black colour, to colourless fortune> Farzad Moghadam

112.Struggle with glass roofs> Farzaneh Ghobadi

118.Sound of music from oil barrel> Majid Ahmadinia

122.The first Opec term and its Iranian secretary general> Mahdi Norooz

128. Exclusive cinema> Rasoul Nazarzadeh

140. American gained a foothold in Iran. Interview with Masoud Forouzandeh> Mina Ali Islam

150.When did oil come and go…> Mohsen Mousavi Mirkalaei

158.Definite bitter fate > Ahmad Abolfathi

162.Oil is breechers for the masses..> Seyyed Emadoldin Ghoreishi

178.Ifs and buts of opportunism, Interview with Majid Tafaroshi> Mina Ali Islam


Oil Curses; From expectation to Inefficiency and corruption, Interview with Gholamhossein Hasasntash

> Hamidreza Shokouhi


Transparency, cure for economic rent of petroleum, Interview with Farshad Momeni

> Ali Nili


The beauty of fire has risen

> Marjan Mahjoub


Press oil articles

> Seyyed Farid Ghasemi


Trip to Iran

> Reza Mo’aterian


A few lost lights flickers

> Fateh Sahba


Earth’s veins, our veins

> Hossein Ganji


I’m from Khuzestan and I love the oil, Interview with Hamzeh Farhadi

> Arash Tanhai


A mellow and middle aged face

> Sajad Baghban Maher and Zarvan Rouhbakhshian