Rejoice In My Gladness: The Life of Tahirih

Rejoice In My Gladness The Life of Tahirih Drawing on extensive research and steeped in the culture of daily life in nineteenth century Persia this is the definitive account of the life of Tahiriha renowned poetess and one of the leading femi

  • Title: Rejoice In My Gladness: The Life of Tahirih
  • Author: Janet Ruhe-Schoen
  • ISBN: 9781931847841
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drawing on extensive research and steeped in the culture of daily life in nineteenth century Persia, this is the definitive account of the life of Tahiriha renowned poetess and one of the leading feminists of her time She spent her life denouncing the second class status of women, and was eventually martyred for her outspokenness and courage in the face of the male governDrawing on extensive research and steeped in the culture of daily life in nineteenth century Persia, this is the definitive account of the life of Tahiriha renowned poetess and one of the leading feminists of her time She spent her life denouncing the second class status of women, and was eventually martyred for her outspokenness and courage in the face of the male governing establishment in Persia.

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    1. If you have never heard of Tahirih before, prepare yourself for a revelation. This remarkable biography of the 19th century Persian poet and feminist is of the first order. The author has taken great pains to not only depict with skill and appeal the stunning presence of one of Persia's foremost poetic geniuses, but also to introduce us to a rich history of her time and place. Tahirih's heroic courage can only be regarded as epic, and that she gave her very life for her beliefs and the emancipat [...]

    2. As much a book about the Babi religion and the emancipation of women worldwide as the story of Tahirih herself, this is a wonderful introduction to the life of this 19th century heroine. Even having heard and read stories about her before, there was much in this book that I did not know. It gives so much context to both her writings and her life.

    3. I thought this a profound book, lyrically written, and found ideas, facts, and images new to me and of considerable depth; my hat is off to the author; splendiferous

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