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Title 175 years of persecution : a history of the Babis & Baha'is of Iran / Fereydun Vahman ; this translation by Azita Mottahedeh.
Author Vahman, Farīdūn, author.
Publication London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Description xvi, 333 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Call # 297.9309 V
Note Translated from the Persian.
"An earlier, longer version of this book was first published in the Persian language as Yeksad-o shast sál mobárezeh bá á'ín-e Baha'i"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index.
Contents Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: the "enigma" of the Baha'i religion in Iran. Part 1 Persecution during the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties, 1844-1979 : Why were the Babi and Baha'i faiths suppressed in Iran? -- The violent repression of the Babis and Baha'is during the Qajar period -- The Baha'is during the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi -- Baha'is in the reign of Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi -- The Shahrud incident -- Eighty-one stab wounds: the murder of Dr. Berjis in Kashan -- True crime: the incident at Abarqu -- The events of 1955: Hojjat al-Islam Falsafi, the Ramadan broadcasts, and the military occupation of the Baha'i Center. Part 2 The Islamic Republic in confrontation with the Baha'i faith : Baha'i persecution during the last days of the Shah's regime -- The Baha'is: the first victims of oppression in the islamic Republic -- The persecution of Baha'is under Bazargan and the Revolutionary Council -- The presidencies of Banisadr and Raja'i -- Arrests and executions of the Baha'i assemblies, 1981-85 -- The destruction of Baha'i holy sites and community resources -- After Ayatollah Khomeini: the escalation of persecution -- Efforts at reform under President Khatami -- Escalating repression under President Ahmadinejad (2005-13) -- An obsession with conspiracy theories in the Islamic Republic -- Systematic humiliation: being labeled ritually unclean (najes) -- The perspectives of Iran's Grand Ayatollahs on the Baha'i faith -- The appeals of international organizations and the Iranian diaspora. Epilogue -- Postscript -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Select bibliography -- Notes -- Index.
Summary "For almost two centuries, followers of the Baha'i faith, Iran's largest religious minority, have been persecuted by the state. They have been made scapegoats for the nation's ills, branded enemies of Islam and denounced as foreign agents. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 Baha'is have been barred from entering the nation's universities, more than two hundred have been executed, and hundreds more imprisoned and tortured. Now, however, Iran is at a turning point. A new generation has begun to question how the Baha'is have been portrayed by the government and the clergy, and called for them to be given equal rights as fellow citizens. In documenting, for the first time, the plight of this religious community in Iran since its inception, Fereydun Vahman also reveals the greater plight of a nation aspiring to develop a modern identity built on respect for diversity rather than hatred and self-deception."
Subject Bahais -- Iran.
Bahais -- Persecutions -- Iran.
Bahais -- Crimes against -- Iran.
Iran -- Religion.
Iran -- Ethnic relations.
Bahais. (OCoLC)fst00825472
Bahais -- Persecutions. (OCoLC)fst01765565
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Addl. Author Mottahedeh, Azita, translator.
Addl. Title Yakṣad va shaṣt sāl mubārazah bā diyānat-i Bahāʼī. English
Alt Title One hundred seventy-five years of persecution
Related To Electronic version: Vahman, Farīdūn. 175 years of persecution. London : Oneworld Publications, 2019 9781786075871 (OCoLC)1089202777
ISBN 9781786075864 (hardback)
1786075865 (hardback)

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