Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

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

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

Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam) writes to his sister, Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah, telling her that he has been busy with exams and done well, that he follows the news of Iran through the Istiqlal-i Iran newspaper, advises her to take care of her health and do some exercise, and requests that some money be sent to him by Mughis al-Saltanah. He then mentions one of his classmates’ suicide over a girl. He states that the absence of the veil in Europe causes many problems, as many young men kill themselves over women and women poison themselves over men. He concludes that getting a wife in Iran does not carry with it such problems.

Item Details

  • Creator Muhammad ‘Ali Nizam Mafi (Salar Mu‘azzam)
  • Date early/mid 20th century
  • Notes

    Image is from a copy of the original.

  • Collections Mansoureh Ettehadieh -- ‘Izzat al-Saltanah
  • Repository Mansoureh Ettehadieh
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 17 September 2015
  • Last Edited 9 December 2016
  • Record no. 13104A93
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