In 1985 after 12 years of working as an engineer, Farzaneh quitted her job
to spend more time with her two sons. She had become frustrated with social
circumstances following the move towards conservatism. This included things
such as the increasing suppression of dissenting opinions through interference in various aspects of dissenters' lives and banishing them from
their social position.
As an activist and mother, she made the decision to take a break from her
employment to stay at home as a full-time homemaker and mother to fully
enjoy raising her children.
She was interested in finding out why all of Iran's political movements of the previous 100 years had come under the control of
conservatives immediately after gaining power. She astonished how strong
roots this trend have &... She devoted her free time to study the history of Iran in
order to answer these questions.
She began sharing with her two sons some of the historical stories, and
found that they really enjoyed hearing those stories; so naturally, she
started writing plays based on the history of Iran. (The astonishment has been already existed.)
The following is a list of Farzaneh Aghaei-pour's published works
SATTAR-E-GHARADAGHI (A play about the Constitutional Revolution of Iran in
1906), published at 1991
PARK-E-ATABAK (A play about the disarmament of the militias after the
Constitutional Revolution of Iran), published at 1992
YARMOHAMAD KHAN BA CHE KASI MIJANGAD? (A play about a failed movement
against conservatism after the Constitutional Revolution of Iran), published
REZA KHAN DAR YEK NAMAYESH-E-AJIB (A play about how an ordinary man was
transformed into a dictator), published at 1999
HONAR VA DAVARI (3 articles and a short play explaining the struggle between
the old and the new, and how the new emerges from the heart of the old, in
spite of the stiff resistance of the old), published at 1999
KHANEH-YE- SHOMAREH-YE 109-E- KHIABAN-E-KAKH (A play about the coup against
Mohamad Mossadeq, the prime minister of Iran in 1953 who tried to nationalize the oil industries), published at 2000
ROSTAM VA ESFANDIAR (A film script based on one of the most famous tragedies
of Shah-nameh), published at 2004
She has been working on a novel, which she hopes will be published in 2005.