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Tahirih The Pure

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Author: Root, Martha L.


Reference #: 1689

Status: For Sale

List Price: $65.00

Revised Edition; Kalimat Press, Los Angeles, 1981, with Introductory Essay by Marziah Gail. [v] + 146 pp., Notes; Three Appendices; illustrated. A Fine, unmarked copy in Near Fine dj, the latter with a slightly faded spine and short closed tear at the head. This study of the heroine who lead the call for the emancipation of women in Persia in the mid-19th century was originally published in 1938 (Karachi) under the title: Tahirih the Pure: Iran’s Greatest Woman. Root, an early American follower of the Baha’i Faith, had journeyed through that land following in Tahirih’s footsteps. [Collins, Bibliography of English-Language Works on the Babi and Baha’i Faiths 1844-1985, 7.2309; cf Smith, A Concise Encyclopedia of the Baha’i Faith, for Root at p. 298; for Tahirih at pp. 332-3.] Out of print thus in cloth.

From the publisher: “During such a time, Tahirih boldly proclaimed to her native land the advent of a new Day of God. A renowned poet, quick in argument and eloquent of speech, uncompromising in her demands for the emancipation of women, Tahirih became a legend in her own time. Despite fierce opposition from her own family, denunciations by the Muslim clergy, arrests and imprisonment, she traveled between Iran and Iraq teaching her revolutionary Message.”

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