Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Mahlaqa Mallah

b. 1917 or 1918

Mahlaqa Mallah, the daughter of Khadijah Afzal Vaziri and Aqa buzurg Mallah and a granddaughter of Bibi Khanum Astarabadi, was born in 1917 or 1918. She first married Muhammad Zaman Bayat. The son from this marriage, which ended in divorce, is named Behrouz. Mahlaqa then married Husayn Abu al-Hasani. The children from this marriage are: Nasrin, Darius, and Susan. Mahlaqa Mallah is the founder of an organization called "The Society of Women Against the Pollution of the Environment". For a longer biography, see Mahlaqa Mallah's interview, conducted on June 1st and 6th, 2014 by Afsaneh Najmabadi and Farshideh Mirbaghdadabadi, which is in the Mallah Collection with the record number of 14129A1.

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