Nasser Pourpirar, (Persian: ناصر پورپیرار; born Nasser Banakonandeh Persian:ناصر بناکننده; pen name: Naria, Persian: ناریا) (b. 1940 or 1941 in Tehran – d. 27 August 2015 in Tehran) was a famous Iranian writer and revisionist historian. He was known for his controversial theories questioning the academically recognized historiography of Iran from Achaemenids to the beginning of the Safavid period.
Pourpirar was born in 1940 or 1941 in Tehran, Iran. Pourpirar was closely involved with the Tudeh Party of Iran, a major Iranian political party with Communist or left tendencies. After the 1979 Revolution, he joined the revolutionaries. On August 27, 2015 he died of Parkinson's disease at the age of 75.
Pouripirar claimed that Purim (recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther) was a genocide against indigenous civilised Iranians committed by the Achaemenid Shah Darius I and his Jewish allies. He claims that "after the great genocide committed by Jews in Purim, the land of Iran was completely wiped out of human beings until the beginning of Islam."
He considered Behistun Inscription as a symbol of this genocide. He claimed that construction of Persepoliswas never finished and that the Achaemenid dynasty was a group of ancient barbarian Slavic invaders that ended with Darius the Great after they returned to their homeland in the Eurasian steppes. The rest of the Achaemenid, Parthian, Sassanid, Tahirid, Ghaznavid, Seljuqid and Samanid dynasties according to Pourpirar were fabricated by historians of mostly Jewish background as part of a Jewish conspiracy.
According to Pourpirar a few historic sites that are said to be Parthian are either clearly related to Greeks or are modern forgery. He claimed that all inscriptions said to be Sassanid are modern forgeries. He claimed that historical personalities such as Mazdak, Mani, Zoroaster, Babak, Abu Moslem, and Salman the Persian were invented by modern Jewish historians.
Regarding the reliability of Iranian dynasties he wrote: "So everyone should know that the builders of the false historical and social lies of the last two thousand years between Purim till the Safavids were the Jews. They wanted to hide their genocide and thus used lies by fabricating history."
A list of books written by Pourpirar expounding his view may be found in Karang Books, which is the publishing house he owns.
- The people will be victorious
- A thousand events will happen
- Colors Harmony, (eight volumes) with Feryal Dehdashti Shahrokh.
- Perhaps these five days
- Deliberation on structure of the Iranian history
- Twelve centuries of Silence: Achaemenids
- Twelve centuries of Silence: Parthians
- Twelve centuries of Silence: Sassanids Part I
- Twelve centuries of Silence: Sassanids Part II
- Twelve centuries of Silence: Sassanids Part III
- A bridge to the past: Part I
- A bridge to the past: Part II
- A bridge to the past: Part III
- Address to the third congress of Tudeh party of Iran (seven volumes)