Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Bibi Khanum Astarabadi

b. 1858
d. 1921

Bibi Khanum Astarabadi was born in 1858 or 59. Her mother was Khadijah Khanum and her father was Muhammad Baqir. She married Musa Vaziri with whome she had two daughters, Mawlud and Khadijah (Afzal), and five sons. Two of their sons were Hasan 'Ali Vaziri and 'Ali Naqi Vaziri. She passed away in 1921.

Bibi Khanum Astarabadi (1858 or 59 -1921), writer, educator, and women’s rights activist. Her mother, Khadijah Khanum, was a tutor in the royal household of Shukuh al-Saltanah (one of Nasir al-Din Shah's permanent wives). Her father, Muhammad Baqir, was the chief of Astarabad brigade. Bibi Khanum was educated at home by her mother and became an educator herself, establishing in 1906 one of the first modern schools for girls in her Tehran residence. She and her two daughters, Mawlud and Khadijah (Afzal), also wrote numerous articles, advocating women’s rights, especially in education and family relations. She wrote Ma‘ayib al-rijal [Vices of men] (written in 1894 and first published in 1992). She married Musa Vaziri (d. 1925) and they had two daughters and five sons, two of whom became well-known figures in both painting (Hasan 'Ali Vaziri) and modern Iranian music ('Ali Naqi Vaziri). Close

"MAʿĀYEB AL-REJĀL" http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/maayeb-al-rejal بی بی خانم استرآبادی، معایب الرجال، ویرایش افسانه نجم آبادی، انتشارات نگرش و نگارش زن: شیکاگو، چاپ اول، ۱۳۷۱. افضل وزیری و نرجس مهرانگیز ملاح، بی بی خانم استرآبادی و خانم افضل وزیری: مادر و دختری از پیشگامان معارف و حقوق زنان، ویرایش افسانه نجم آبادی، انتشارات نگرش و نگارش زن: شیکاگو، چاپ اول، ۱۳۷۵. Close

Do you know this person?
Help us complete this profile