175 years of persecution : a history of the Babis & Baha'is of Iran / Fereydun Vahman ; this translation by Azita Mottahedeh.
- Standardized Title:
- Yakṣad va shaṣt sāl mubārazah bā diyānat-i Bahāʼī. English
- Other Title:
- One hundred seventy-five years of persecution
- London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2019. , ©2019
xvi, 333 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Bahais -- Iran.
Bahais -- Persecutions -- Iran.
Bahais -- Crimes against -- Iran.
Iran -- Religion.
Iran -- Ethnic relations.
Bahais -- Persecutions.
- Translated from the Persian.
- "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."--Amazon.com.
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
- "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.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index.
- Mottahedeh, Azita, translator.
- Other format:
- Electronic version: Vahman, Farīdūn. 175 years of persecution.
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