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Mutilated Body of the Modern Nation

AuthorNegar Mottahedeh
Title of item
Mutilated Body of the Modern Nation
Subtitle of item
Qurrat al-'Ayn's Unveiling and the Persian Massacre of the Bábís
Parent publication   Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Date of this edition 1998
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Posted 1999 by Jonah Winters
Proofread 2010-07-27 by Jonah Winters
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Abstract A Freudian interpretation of the extreme antipathy underlying common Iranian opposition to the Babis/Bahá'ís as being disruptive symbols of destabilizing modernism, with the stories of Qurratu'l-'Ayn's public unveiling a central element.   
Notes Presented at the Interdisciplinary 19th Century Studies Conference, University of California at Berkeley, April 1997.

See also another version of this paper, Ruptured Spaces and Effective Histories: The Unveiling of the Bábí Poetess Qurrat al-'Ayn-Tahirih in the Gardens of Badasht.

Tags Babi history; Conference of Badasht; Dawn-Breakers (book); Equality; Tahirih; Veils; Women
Locations Badasht; Iran (documents)
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