Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Taʼdib al-nisaʼ [Disciplining women]

Taʼdib al-nisaʼ [Disciplining women]

Ta’dib al-nisa’ [Disciplining Women], also known as Ta’dib al-nisvan, is a male-centered, often misogynous text written in the tradition of satirical books of advice to men about how to treat their wives and train their daughters. According to Ruhangiz Karachi, the author of this text is most probably Khanlar Mirza Ihtisham al-Dawlah (d. 1861, a son of Fath ‘Ali Shah). See “Who is the original author of Ta’dib al-nisvan?”, Tarikh-i adabiyat, 65, 3 (summer 2010): 199-208.

Item Details

  • Date mid/late 19th century
  • Notes Another version of the manuscript is available in the Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center (Tehran, Iran) as Taʼdib al-nisvan (MS. 2807). The Malek National Library and Museum Institution (Tehran, Iran) also has a version (MS. 585), written in the hand of Asiyah, daughter of Sayyid Husayn Husayni on 2 Shaʻban 1313 [18 January 1896], and bearing the stamp of the library of ʻIffat al-Saltanah, wife of Nasir al-Din Shah.
  • Dimensions 24 x 34 cm
  • Collections Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center
  • Repository Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center (MS. 8826)
  • 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. 1018A3
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