A Traveler’s Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Báb

A Traveler’s Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Báb

  • A Traveler’s Narrative is a simple, moving narrative that recounts the events in the lives of the Báb and his followers, and illustrates the character of the Bahá’í revelation by quoting passages from Bahá’u’lláh’s Writings. This is a historical account written by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá around 1886 and first published anonymously in Persian in 1890. The English translation was prepared by Professor Edward G. Browne and first published by Cambridge University Press in 1891. This narrative also includes the message from Baha’u’llah to Násiri’d-Dín Sháh (Sháh of Persia from 1848 to 1896), and the story of its delivery to the Shah by Badí‘, a youth who was killed by the Shah shortly after.