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|| Bahá'u'lláh sends Sulaymán Khán Ilyás, Jamál Effendi, to India. [BW4:285; GPB195; MC155]
- See EB120–1, 122–8 and MF134–8.
- BBRSM90, 193 say he was sent in 1871 and left in 1878. EB122 says he reached Bombay in 1878 and stayed 11 years on the subcontinent.
- His work helps establish Bahá'í communities in Bombay, Calcutta and Madras as well as in Burma. [BBRSM91; GPB225]
- Among those he teaches is Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí, who later founds the Bahá'í community of Burma. [BW10:517]
|Bombay; Calcutta; Madras; India; Burma;
||Sulayman Khan Ilyas; Jamal Effendi; Siyyid Mustafa Rumi
||`Abdu'l-Bahá writes The Mysterious Forces of Civilization, a treatise on the establishment of a just, progressive and divinely-based government. [SDCV]
- It was lithographed in Bombay in 1882. It was first published in English under the title The Mysterious Forces of Civilization in London in 1910. [SDCV] It was re-issued in 1918 and later translated as The Secret of Divine Civilization by Marzieh Gail and published by the Bahá'í Publishing Trust in Wilmette in 1957.
- Shoghi Effendi calls it `Abdu'l-Bahá's outstanding contribution to the future reorganization of the world'. [WOB37]
||The Secret of Divine Civilization; The Mysterious Forces of Civilization
|1890 In the decade
||Bahá'í books are published for the first time, in Bombay and Cairo. [GPB195; SA250]
||On the instructions of Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is published for the first time in Bombay. [SA250]
- It is published in Arabic. [SA250]
||The Kitab-i-Aqdas; A Traveller's Narrative; Kitab-i-`Ahd; Epistle to the Son of the Wolf; Crimson Book
|1897 In the year
||Hájí Mírzá Muhammad-`Alí, the first Bahá'í to have settled China, dies in Bombay on his way back to Shíráz. [PH24]
The Hands of the Cause appointed by Bahá'u'lláh are instructed by `Abdu'l-Bahá to gather to begin the consultations regarding the future organization of the Bahá'í community in Tihrán.
Fifteen Bahá'ís are arrested in Saysán, Ádharbáyján. They are taken to Tabríz, imprisoned and fined. [BW18:384]
- This gathering leads to the formation of the Central Spiritual Assembly of Tihrán in 1899. [BBD98, 114, 115; EB268]
Three Bahá'ís are arrested in Nayríz on the orders of Áqá Najafí, the `Son of the Wolf'. [BW18:384]
The homes of several Bahá'ís in Hamadán are looted and ransacked after complaints by Jews of the town against Bahá'ís of Jewish background. [BW18:384]
|China; Bombay; Tihrán; Saysán; Ádharbáyján; Tabríz; Nayríz; Hamadán
||Haji Mirza Muhammad-`Ali; Central Spiritual Assembly of Tihran; Áqa Najafi; Iranian persecution
||The publication of Kitáb-i Badáyi'u'l-Áthár written by Mírza Mahmúd-i Zarqání. by Elegant Photo-Litho Press in Bombay. The English translation, Mahmúd's Diary, was published in 1998 by George Ronald Publisher. [APD151]
"Mírzá Mahmúd was a careful and faithful chronicler and engaged in assembling and publishing his work with the permission of the beloved Master . . ." (The Universal House of Justice
- a letter dated April 30, 1984 addressed to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States).
||Mahmud's Diary; Mirza Mahmud-i Zarqani.
|1920 27-29 Dec
||The first All-India Bahá'í Convention is held in Bombay with 175 in attendance. [AB446; BBRSM194; 115]
||All-India Baha'i Convention
|1936 31 Dec
||Khusraw Bimán (Thábit) passes away in Bombay at the age of 103 or 104. [I:56]
- He is the first Zoroastrian to accept the Faith in India. [I:44–6]
- For the story of his life see I:39–60.
||Khusraw Biman; In Memoriam
||The publication of the statement entitled "Bahá'u'lláh”, prepared by the Office of Public Information at the Bahá'í World Centre. The statement was formally release at a press conference in Bombay, India by Hassan Sabri. [VV126]
||Office of Public; Hassan Sabri