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Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Kasra'il Khanum Iftikhar al-Dawlah (Banu-yi ‘Uzma)

b. 1856 or 1857 Tehran
d. December 1935 or January 1936 Tehran

Kasra'il Khanum (Iftikhar al-Dawlah) known as Banu-yi ‘Uzma, the daughter of ‘Iffat al-Saltanah and Nasir al-Din Shah, was born in Tehran in 1856 or 1857. She was the sixth daughter of Nasir al-Din Shah and sister of Sultan Mas‘ud Mirza Zill al-Sultan. She married Abu al-Fath Khan Sarim al-Dawlah (son of Muhammad Hasan Khan Sardar known as Khan Baba Khan Sardar Iravani). Shams al-Muluk, Qahriman Khan, Khan Baba Khan, Badi‘ al-Mulk, Sultan Muhammad Khan, and ‘Abbasquli Khan are their children. Kasra'il Khanum died on December 1935 (or January 1936) and was buried next to her husband in Shah ‘Abd al-‘Azim.

Kasra'il Khanum (Iftikhar al-Dawlah), known as Banu-yi ‘Uzma, the daughter of ‘Iffat al-Saltanah and Nasir al-Din Shah was born in Tehran in 1856 or 1857. She was the sixth daughter of Nasir al-Din Shah and a sister of Sultan Mas‘ud Mirza Zill al-Sultan. She married Abu al-Fath Khan Sarim al-Dawlah (son of Muhammad Hasan Khan Sardar, known as Khan Baba Khan Sardar Iravani). Shams al-Muluk, Qahriman Khan, Khan Baba Khan, Badi‘ al-Mulk, Sultan Muhammad Khan, and ‘Abbasquli Khan are their children. Kasra'il Khanum was given the title of Banu-yi ‘Uzma by her father in 1885 [or 1886]. Her husband died on February, 16, 1888. Four sons of Kasra'il Khanum married four daughters of Zill al-Sultan. After friction with her brother, Zill al-Sultan, Kasra'il Khanum, who lived in Isfahan, rented her properties in Isfahan to the Russian consulate and moved to Tehran. She died in December 1935 (or January 1936) and was buried next to her husband in Shah ‘Abd al-‘Azim. Close

اعتمادالسلطنه، محمدحسن خان. روزنامه خاطرات اعتمادالسلطنه. به کوشش: ایرج افشار. تهران: امیرکبیر، ۱۳۴۵. حبیب آبادی، محمدعلی. مکارم الاثار. ج ۶. اصفهان: موسسه نشر مخطوطات نفیس اصفهان، ۱۳۶۴. اعتمادالسلطنه، محمدحسن خان. المآثر و الاثار. به کوشش: ایرج افشار. ج ۱. تهران: اساطیر، ۱۳۷۴. Close

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