In this talk, produced by Bahaiteachings.org, Pegah Nabili tells the story of Tahirih, 19th-Century Iran’s most courageous woman, who removed her veil, defying cultural customs, to announce that a new culture of equality had dawned. “Her fight reminds me,” Nabili says, “that the fight for progress is not won by passive words, but by bold action.”
Curious to know more about Tahirih?
- We shared a brief introductory article about her, here on Baha’i Blog.
- We also interviewed Bahiyyih Nakhjavani about her book based on the life of Tahirih, The Woman Who Read Too Much. You can find the interview here.
- We spoke with author Hussein Ahdieh about his book, The Calling: Tahirih of Persia and Her American Contemporaries. You can read that interview here.