Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Anthology of food, [ca. 1873 or 1874]

Anthology of food, [ca. 1873 or 1874]

A satirical anthology of poetry that uses Iranian foods to make fun of government elites, both men and women, including: Nasir al-Din Shah, Muzaffar al-Din Shah (Vali ʻAhd), Aqa Vajih, Fakhr al-Muluk, Ziyaʼ al-Saltanah, ʻIsmat al-Dawlah, Amin al-Saltanah, Turan Aqa, Tuman Aqa, Anis al-Dawlah, Shukuh al-Saltanah, Taj al-Dawlah, Shams al-Dawlah, Akhtar al-Saltanah, Badr al-Saltanah, Zaynab al-Saltanah, ʻIffat al-Saltanah, ʻAʼishah Khanum, Hajiyah Khanum, Amin Aqdas, Imam Jumʻah, Atabak Aʻzam, Iʻtimad al-Saltanah, Shaykh al-Islam, Nazim al-Bikaʼ. The writer, Mayil Afshar, received the titles Shaykh al-Shuʻara and Amin Tazkarah.

Item Details

  • Creator Mayil Afshar Shaykh al-Shuʻara
  • Date circa. 1873
  • Notes

    The date of the text must be after the formation of the consultative body in 1275 AH or 1289 AH (the text refers to the chairman of the consultative assembly) and before 1297 AH (when it was entered in the library). On the last page of the text is written: “This book was received from Aqa Muslim [?] [on] 1297 AH and entered in my library in the month of Muharram 1298 AH.” The stamp of Muhammad Sadiq Tabatabaʼi appears on the last page of the text.

  • Dimensions 17.5 x 22 cm
  • Collections Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center
  • Repository Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center (MS. 1197-T)
  • Restrictions Use of collection materials for publication purposes must cite Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center (Tehran, Iran) as current repository. Use of material for commercial purposes is contingent upon acquiring the Repository's permission.
  • Accessed 14 February 2012
  • Last Edited 3 October 2012
  • Record no. 1018A10
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