Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah to Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam)

Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah to Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam)

Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah writes to her brother, Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam), telling him that they received the postcard he had sent for Mirza Mahmud Khan, that Khanum [their mother, Khadijah Sultan] is heavy-hearted and ‘Izzat al-Saltanah reads books for her at night, that Taqi Khan has left for Switzerland along with Saham Nizam, that Mahmud Khan and Jalal Nizam saw him off, but when they returned, Mahmud Khan cried for Taqi Khan and would not be calmed until they had given him the dominos that Salar Mu‘azzam had left them, and that once in a while, Ma‘sumah Khanum asks Khanum to take her to Salar’s room. ‘Izzat al-Saltanah then shares some political news, noting that Tabriz is progressing quickly–for example, some affluent women gathered and decided to stop spending money on expensive clothing and instead use the money to build a school for girls.

Item Details

  • Creator Zahra Sultan ʻIzzat al-Saltanah
  • Date early/mid 20th century
  • Dimensions 20 x 13 cm
  • Collections Mansoureh Ettehadieh -- ‘Izzat al-Saltanah
  • Repository Mansoureh Ettehadieh
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 4 September 2015
  • Last Edited 9 December 2016
  • Record no. 13104A29
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