The Gate: Story of the Bab in Words and Images (Paperback)Chris Rowan Grainger (author)
Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 01/06/2013
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This book tells the true story of the life of the Bab, whose name means the Gate. His life led to the foundation of the Baha'i Faith. In many ways it parallels the life of Christ. It is one of the great stories of our time, starting in Persia, now Iran, in 1844. This miraculous event is now becoming known in all parts of the world. The book charts the artistic development of a painting, offering historical portraits of people and events. The aim has been to create a feeling of the places and the context. It is made out of nineteen panels, which fit into the design of the whole story. The book also uses the structure of the painting and offers short explanations for each of its panels. These cover: Shaykh Ahmed; Siyyid Kazim; Mula Husayn; The Letters of the Living; The Bab's journey to Mecca; Over the desert with Quddus to Mecca; Confrontation in the Mosque; The Bab cures a boy of Cholera; The Bab is delivered to the Governor of Tabriz; The Bab is imprisoned; Tahirih; The Bab is lashed with sticks; The Babis defend themselves under siege; The death of Mullah Husayn; The martyrdom of the Babis; The first shooting of the Bab; The martyrdom of the Bab; Baha'u'llah and his family are ex
Publisher: Intellect Books
Number of pages: 64
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