Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Forced marriage of Fazl‘ali Khan's daughter, 1923

Forced marriage of Fazl‘ali Khan's daughter, 1923

The writer answers a question from Sadr al-Muhaqqiq regarding the marriage contract of the daughter of Fazl‘ali Khan and Ahmad Aqa, the brother of Isma‘il Aqa. He recounts a night in the month of Rajab in 1922 when Ahmad Aqa’s servants took him to Fazl‘ali Khan’s house and coerced him to perform the marriage vow despite the dissent of Fazl‘ali Khan’s daughter. The note on the margin states that if the girl later shows discontent the marriage is void.

Item Details

  • Date 7 December 1923
  • Dimensions 19.5 x 13 cm
  • Collections Amir Hossein Nikpour
  • Repository Amir Hossein Nikpour Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 17 October 2016
  • Last Edited 22 January 2018
  • Record no. 14142A92
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