My keen interest since childhood in unravelling the causes of women’s degraded status in religion has gained steam with passage of time. The tenets revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, particularly the principle of the equality of men and women, has motivated me to use every opportunity to discuss, on the basis of Bahá’í writings, women’s inherent rights. Having lived in different continents and visited multiple countries of diverse beliefs and backgrounds, I have witnessed the maltreatment of women in its various forms and degree of intensity. I have devoted the bulk of my research and writing to issues dealing with the misinterpretation of scripture resulting in biases that have held back the realization of women’s equality with men.
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