Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Harvard College Library

A collection of lithographs from Harvard College Library of important works relating to the lives of women in Qajar Iran: “Gawhariyah,” a compilation of poems by Shams al-Shu‘ara’; and “Hadiyat al-muhibb” and “Risalah-i hijabiyah,” two texts related to Islamic concepts of womanhood; “Khayrat-i hisan,” a biographical dictionary of famous women of Islam, with information on some forty learned women from courtly circles in Qajar period. In addition, selected photographs from ‘Ali Khan Vali’s Album have been organized into a separate collection on our site.

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  • Dates Late 19th to early 20th century
  • Last Edited 26 March 2013
  • Record Number 901-1257