Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

From Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah

From Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah

‘Izzat al-Saltanah gives a report of their travel: first, on the way from Tehran to Qum, Mahmud Khan was thrown from the carriage, but only sustained minor injuries on his hands, for which Khanum [their mother, Khadijah Sultan] sacrificed a few sheep. They stayed for one night and made pilgrimages to the shrine. The road from Qum to Burujird was bumpy. Near ʻIraq-i ʻAjam (Arak), the servants’ carriage was overturned but nobody was injured. She then describes who accompanied them, how they were welcomed in ʻIraq-i ʻAjam (Arak), the places they visited, and that they stayed in houses provided by Samsam al-Mulk. Then, ‘Izzat al-Saltanah recounts their arrival at Burujird and details Mu‘izz al-Mamalik’s welcome, mentioning that Sardar had sent a free Khvajah [servant] to Khanum, arrived a week after their arrival, and was welcomed by the people of Burujird, who were tired of the government of Salar al-Dawlah, but further notes that Sardar has departed for Khurram Abad to punish one of the tribes.

Item Details

  • Creator Zahra Sultan ʻIzzat al-Saltanah
  • Date early/mid 20th century
  • Dimensions 21 x 27 cm
  • Collections Mansoureh Ettehadieh -- ‘Izzat al-Saltanah
  • Repository Mansoureh Ettehadieh
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 3 September 2015
  • Last Edited 9 December 2016
  • Record no. 13104A21
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