Revolutions occur in times of despair and hardship. When a generation dreams about freedom and in search of a new day appeals to alternative thoughts. She wants the world to be like her utopia and what brings about this utopia is a new ideology. Most of the 20th century revolutions were inspired by such colorful ideologies that called for justice and freedom. Their messengers were books with brilliant and heartwarming titles, either talking about unchaining the shackles of human beings or returning to the original roots. All those romantic ideals.
Most of these books were banned at the time of their publication and were all condemned to be distributed in underground networks of the revolutionary forces. New ideas developed through these canals and recruited new resistant forces. The final fate of these books in Iran was that of remaining banned and censored after the revolution or just faded into oblivion. Covers of these books offer a landscape of the utopia that was once the dream of a nation.