Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry

Studies in the Babi and Baha’i Religions, Volume 17

Hear Tahirih speak for herself and proclaim her Cause in ways triumphant, spiritual, and sometimes heartbreaking.

Tahirih’s poems are well known among Persian Baha’is, but until now there has been no suitable translation of her work that would give English-speaking readers a sense of her genius. Now Amin Banani, Professor Emeritus at UCLA in Persian history and literature; Jascha Kessler, Professor of English at UCLA; and Anthony A. Lee, historian and award-winning poet, have teamed to produce this translation of her work. The poems are brilliant in emotional impact and prophetic in their themes. They should become familiar parts of Baha’i Feasts, Holy Day celebrations, and devotional gatherings. These poems are a monument to this remarkable woman.


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Amin Banani, Anthony A. Lee, Jascha Kessler

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Amin Banani, Anthony A. Lee, Jascha Kessler




English, Persian


Kalimát Press

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Studies in the Babi and Baha'i Religions, Volume 17


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