Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Suna Khanum's petition, 1928

Suna Khanum's petition, 1928

Suna Khanum, the daughter of ‘Ali from Harzand-i Jadid (Marand), writes to Ayat Allah Aqa Mirza Sadiq Mujtahid describing how Shahbaz took her from the springs at the house of Mulla Muhammad Hasan from Harzand with the aid of Jahangir, the resident of Harzand-i Jadid, and how, after a day of detention and threats, they drafted a marriage contract without her consent. She further states that the police have been harassing her to marry Shahbaz for almost a year. She petitions the Mujtahid to seek an inquiry about her case.

Item Details

  • Date 14 January 1928
  • Dimensions 20 x 13 cm
  • Collections Amir Hossein Nikpour
  • Repository Amir Hossein Nikpour Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 27 October 2016
  • Last Edited 7 December 2016
  • Record no. 14142A142
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