Baha'i Club

BAHA'I BOOKCLUB

TÁHIRIH THE PURE

By Martha L. Root, revised edition with an introductory essay by Marzieh Gail

"Táhirih the Pure is the story of the premier woman of the Bábí Faith… (Precursor to Baha'i Faith) The Iran of Táhirih's time was only beginning to stir from its feudal sleep. The nation was ruled by the whim of an absolute monarch, and the masses were held in the grip of a fanatical Muslim clergy. Women remained veiled and secluded, denied education, and dominated their whole lives, first by fathers, and then by husbands. During such a time, Táhirih 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, Táhirih 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. Finally, she stunned the nation and challenged her fellow believers by discarding the symbol of the inequality of her sex, appearing before an assemblage of men unveiled."  Retail price: $21.95, paperback only, www.kalimat.com.  

Text taken from Kalimat website.