edited by Sabir Afaqi
with the assistance of Jan Teofil Jasion
Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions, Volume 16
One hundred and fifty years ago, Tahirih stunned Iran and shocked
her fellow believers by removing her veil in the company of men
at the conference of Badasht. This volume is a compilation of historical
work that has been written about her in the years since. It brings
together most of what we know about Tahirih Qurratu'l-'Ayn.
Included is history from Baha'i sources: 'Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi
Effendi; the work of scholars in India and Pakistan, where Tahirih's
work is well known; and essays by Western scholars, such as E. G.
Browne, A.-L.-M. Nicolas (translated from French), Abbas Amanat,
Farzaneh Milani, and others. Many of these are new research published
in this volume for the first time.
An essential book for anyone interested in Tahirih!
Retail price: $39.95, paperback only