Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Fatimah Khanum's complaint against the head of the Ottoman customhouse, 1904 or 1905

Fatimah Khanum's complaint against the head of the Ottoman customhouse, 1904 or 1905

Fatimah Khanum, ʻAbd al-Rahim’s inheritor, complains to the Ottoman Embassy that Karim Bayg, the head of Ottoman customhouse, with the help of Imam Jumʻah (the Friday prayer) and Ismaʻil, has unjustly sold part of her deceased husband’s property to Muhammad ʻAli Muʻin al-Tujjar for less than its actual value. Fatimah Khanum claims that Muhammad ʻAli’s loan to ʻAbd al-Rahim is a fraud and that despite her complaint against Karim Bayg she has received no response to her call for justice. In the other document, Karim Bayg Bash defends himself against Fatimah Khanum’s complaint.

Item Details

  • Date 1904 or 1905
  • Collections Zanyar Nuri
  • Repository Zanyar Nuri Collection
  • Restrictions No Restrictions.
  • Accessed 10 March 2015
  • Last Edited 22 June 2015
  • Record no. 13118A8
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