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Nak̲h̲javání, Bahíyyih

Overview
Works: 25 works in 93 publications in 10 languages and 1,527 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Miscellanea  Biography  Historical fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: PR6064.A35, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání
The woman who read too much : a novel by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Everyone spoke of her beauty, and her dazzling intelligence. But most alarming to the Shah and the court was how the poetess could read. Was she only reading history-- or writing it as well?
The saddlebag : a fable for doubters and seekers by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious saddlebag has an unpredictable effect on the lives of each of the nine people in the deserts of Arabia
Paper : the dreams of a scribe by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and French and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a town on the frontiers of Central Asia, an ambitious scribe feverishly dreams of writing his masterpiece. But before he can begin, he must find the perfect paper, a paper unimaginably beautiful, as pure as the mountain snows." "It is the high noon of the nineteenth century, and the shahs, the sultans and the Tsar are trying to out-check each other with their innumerable treaties and alliances. This is a world of spies and scholars, clerics and quacks, generals and princesses, of thefts, intrigues, miracles and murders. A world where every act is fuelled on paper. For without it, nothing - diplomacy, commerce, art, even love - is possible." "But there is a crisis looming. The ancient practice of paper-making is in decline, and the European paper - factory made - is scarce and expensive. In the isolated mountain town, which has become the scene of a power struggle, paper is more necessary than ever. How will the Scribe outwit fate to find his own supply? And where will he find the paper of his dreams?"--BOOK JACKET
Response by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I viaggiatori dell'alba by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we grow up by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asking questions : a challenge to fundamentalism by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four on an island by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prison poems by Mahvash Sabet( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maxwells of Montreal by Violette Nakhjavani( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume II (Middle and Late Years) covers the years 1923-1952. Beginning with the early ministry of the Guardian and the pilgrimage of May and her daughter in 1923/4, it describes Mary's education as a young Bahá'í, her pilgrimage during her adolescence and the growth of the youth movement in Montreal, as well as the family's services to the Bahá'í Faith in Canada and the United States during the 1920s and 30s. It then moves to Europe, where May in France and Mary in Germany contributed to the advancement of these Bahá'í communities between 1935 and 1937. But in 1937 Mary's marriage to Shoghi Effendi changed the lives of the family for ever. As Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum she would be called to extraordinary heights of service and sacrifice. The final part of the book (Late Years) gives an account of May's heroic services before her passing in Argentina in 1940, and describes Sutherland's remarkable architectural achievement as architect of the Shrine of the Báb during his final years in the Holy Land. This volume, like Volume I, draws on the over 1,600 personal letters between May, Sutherland and Mary Maxwell (Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum), together with about 1,400 letters which the three Maxwells exchanged with their relatives and some of the early Bahá'ís. It includes the last Tablet May Maxwell received from 'Abdu'l-Bahá, and citations from letters and cables from Shoghi Effendi to members of the family which have never been transcribed before. It also contains extracts from Rúhíyyih Khánum's notebooks, sketches made by her father, and articles and photographs related to the period. One family, bonded in their love for the Bahá'í Faith and for each other, committed through decades of uninterrupted service to the promotion and establishment of that Faith worldwide. Of the mother, 'Abdu'l-Bahá wrote that 'her company uplifts and develops the soul'. The father, a noble, cultured and saintly man, was an outstanding architect not only of the Shrine of the Báb but as a partner in the most preeminent architectural firm in Canada during the early 20th century. And the daughter grew up to play a unique role in history as the wife of the Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith. They were the Maxwells of Montreal."--Publisher's website
La fleur du mandarin by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un mandarin ne vivait que pour son jardin magnifique. Un soir, il sentit une fragrance merveilleuse qui ne provenait pas de son jardin. Il se mit aussitôt en quête de cette fleur, jusqu'au jour où il découvrit une petite concubine qui pleurait, tenant dans ses bras un pot de fleur. Il l'avait enfin trouvée. La jeune fille se hâta pour se débarrasser de cette fleur : la fleur des chagrins du monde
Desafío al fundamentalismo : hacer (se) preguntas by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist, seeker and seer by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La soeur du soleil conte by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinq courtisans vont chercher l'amour auprès des dames de la cour mais c'est la nouvelle Lune qui vient les accueillir. Les jeunes hommes, tombés éperdument amoureux d'elle, lui offrent leurs cadeaux mais seul le dernier s'offre à la Lune. Averti par la Rumeur, le roi Soleil, le frère de la Lune, entre dans une grande furie
La alforja : una peregrinación a la Meca by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Us & them : a novel by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eux & nous : roman by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand Bibijan, bientôt octogénaire, se résout enfin, sous la pression de ses deux filles, à quitter Téhéran, elle a pour destination Los Angeles, siège d'une vaste communauté iranienne en exil, où son aînée, Goli, a fondé une effrayante famille qui se veut plus américaine que nature. Mais la vieille dame n'est pas davantage attirée par Paris, où vit sa cadette, Lili, artiste conceptuelle bohème, dont sa mère a découvert non sans répulsion l'appartement incommode sous les toits d'une décevante Ville Lumière. Armée de la précieuse "carte verte" dont chacun ne cesse en vain de lui vanter les vertus, Bibijan, qui ne vit plus, de fait, que pour connaître le sort de son fils, Ali, mystérieusement disparu dans les montagnes kurdes, navigue, ballottée entre ses filles qui se disputent son destin, dans les décors d'un Occident dont l'a d'emblée révulsée le matérialisme éhonté qui semble avoir gravement contaminé l'exil de ses compatriotes. (4e de couv.)
De zadeltas : roman by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een zadeltas met mysterieuze inhoud brengt geluk maar ook dood en verderf over negen individuen die in de 19e eeuw door de woestijn van Mekka naar Medina reizen
Khāndān-i Maksvil dar Mūntriāl : sālʹhā-yi avvalīyyah, 1870-1922 by Violette Nakhjavani( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Persian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarmil ha-ukaf by Bahíyyih Nak̲h̲javání( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The saddlebag : a fable for doubters and seekers
Alternative Names
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani écrivaine iranienne

Bahiyyih Nakhjavani escritora iraní

Bahiyyih Nakhjavani schrijfster uit Iran

Bahiyyih Nakhjavani scrittrice iraniano

Na_k_hjavání, Bahíyyih.

Naẖǧavānī Bahiyyeh 1948-....

بهیه نخجوانی

نخجوانی بهيه 1948-....

나크자바니, 바히이

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Paper : the dreams of a scribeResponseWhen we grow upAsking questions : a challenge to fundamentalismFour on an island