“I am a very ordinary person,” says Jaleh Amouzgar in response to the naming of an alley after her: “This is an interesting move, at least to honor women in Iran.”
It was recently reported that five streets in Tehran will be named after famous Iranian women; Meymant Mirsadeghi, Turan Mirhadi, Nimataj Salmasi, Jaleh Amouzgar, and Maryam Behroozi. Some of them have left only their heritage, but the scientific and cultural life of others is still present.
This action prompted ISNA to ask Jaleh Amouzgar, an associate member of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature and a researcher of ancient culture and languages, about changing the name of Laden’s dead-end alley to “Professor Dr. Jaleh Amouzgar”.
She expressed her opinion about this action as follows: Anyway, thank you very much. I did not know at all, they made this decision themselves, and I am very grateful for their decision. But I do not think of myself that much.
She continues: I am a perfectly ordinary person; I have not done extraordinary work. I have always been a teacher and the little things I did, after all, anyone could do.
The professor also talked about changing the name of “Ansari” street in the 11th district of Tehran to Turan Mirhadi: I know Turan Mirhadi very well and I respect her very much. The service they rendered is a great cultural service.
Jaleh Amouzgar was born on December 3, 1958, in Khoy. She has received a doctorate in Iranian languages and Persian literature from the Sorbonne University and a professor at Tehran University for more than 30 years. Among her works, we can mention “The Myth of Zoroastrian Life” and “The Pahlavi Language, Literature and Its Grammar” in collaboration with Dr. Ahmad Tafazli, “The Mythical History of Iran” etc.
She concludes: I am not an extraordinary person, and I was just on the right track.