Towards a History of Iran’s Baha’i Community During the Reign of Mohammad Reza Shah, 1941-1979

Introduction[1] With the spread of the Baha’i religion in Iran since its tumultuous birth in that country in the middle part of the nineteenth century, the persecution of its followers has been a part of Iranian history.[2] As Abbas Amanat has shown, during the Qajar period (1785-1925), anti-Babi pogroms and campaigns usually occurred during provincial
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