An autobiography of Jabbar Baghcheban and his wife, Safieh Mirbabaie, titled "Illuminator of the Darkness", has been published recently by the Institute for Research on the History of Children 's Literature in Iran.
Jabbar Baghcheban who lived in late 19th and early 20th century, was the founder of kindergarten and deaf and mute children's education in Iran. He established numerous Institutes and published many books about deaf children and on methods of teaching them.
This newly published book is about the life of Baghcheban and his wife Safieh, as well as notes by their children, Samin and Samineh Baghcheban on their family life in addition to a collection of family album.
The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature in Iran is going to publish a series of biographies of the Iranian educators and activists who have devoted all their lives to childre's welfare. “Illuminator of the Darkness" is the first book of this collection.
The 10 volumes of "History of Children's Literature in Iran" is a collection considered one of the most important publications of The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature. The Collection is a major reference book on the history of children's literature. 7 of the 10 volumes of the series have been published in Iran in recent years.