Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Fragment of Ta’dib al-nisvan [Disciplining women]

Fragment of Ta’dib al-nisvan [Disciplining women]

The first few pages of Ta’dib al-nisvan [Disciplining Women] (also known as Ta’dib al-nisaʼ), a male-centered, often misogynous text written in the tradition of satirical books of advice to men about how to treat their wives and train their daughters.

Item Details

  • Date late 19th/early 20th century
  • Notes

    According to Ruhangiz Karachi, the author of this text is most probably Khanlar Mirza Ihtisham al-Dawlah (d. 1861, a son of Fath ‘Ali Shah). See “Who is the original author of Ta’dib al-nisvan?”, Tarikh-i adabiyat, 65, 3 (summer 2010): 199-208.

  • Dimensions 21 x 13.5 cm
  • Collections Amir Hossein Nikpour
  • Repository Amir Hossein Nikpour Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 7 November 2016
  • Last Edited 7 December 2016
  • Record no. 14142A175
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