Táhirih Qurratu’l-Ayn – The Iranian woman who dared to read the sacred texts

Posted February 8, 2018 4:14 am by Editor

Táhirih Qurratu’l-Ayn – The Iranian woman who dared to read the sacred texts

Dedicated
to the memory of Táhirih Qurratu’l-Ayn, an Iranian poet and theologian, and
focused on her last years in prison in Tehran between 1842 and 1852, the novel The Woman Who Read Too Much recreatesbetween reality and fantasy a portrait of the woman
who was the first to challenge the ferociously closed nature of Muslim
political and religious power in Persia. The author, Bahiyyih
Nakhjavani, is also an Iranian writer of international bestsellers, almost
exclusively set in the land of her origins.Under the
domination of Shah Naseru’ddin, in a
period in which women in Iran did not have the right to learn to read and
write, Táhirih, born into

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