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TAGS: Babi history; Conference of Badasht; Dawn-Breakers (book); Equality; Tahirih; Veils; Women
LOCATIONS: Badasht; Iran (documents)
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Implications of Tahirih's revolutionary act at Badasht in terms of a decisive break with Islamic history; also Shaykh Abu Turab's recollections of the event and his literary role in Nabil's Dawn-Breakers.
First published in UCLA Journal of History 17 (1997): 59-81, then in H-Bahai's Occasional Papers 2:2 (February, 1998) at The version below has been proofread and updated by Mike Thomas (2020), and more references added; see his improved Word doc.

See also another version of this paper, Mutilated Body of the Modern Nation: Qurrat al-'Ayn's Unveiling and the Persian Massacre of the Bábís.

Ruptured Spaces and Effective Histories:
The Unveiling of the Babi Poetess Qurrat al-'Ayn-Tahirih in the Gardens of Badasht

by Negar Mottahedeh

published in Occasional Papers in Shaykhi, Babi and Bahá'í Studies, 2:2
H-Bahá'í, 1998-02
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