Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Malik Jahan Khanum Mahd-i ‘Ulya

b. 1805 or 1806
d. 1873 or 1874

Malik Jahan Khanum was the daughter of Baygum Jan Khanum (Fath ‘Ali Shah Qajar's daughter) and Muhammad Qasim Khan I‘tizad al-Dawlah Qajar Qavanlu (son of Sulayman Khan I‘tizad al-Dawlah Quvanlu); in 1819, at the age of fifteen, she married her cousin, Crown Prince Muhammad Mirza; their children: Malik Zadah Khanum ‘Izzat al-Dawlah and Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar

After the death of Muhammad Shah, while waiting for Nasir al-Din Mirza's arrival from Tabriz to Tehran, Mahd-i ‘Ulya was in charge of the Governing Council. During Nasir al-Din Shah's reign, Mahd-i ‘Ulya had an important role in the discharge, exile, and murder of Amir Kabir. Close

سلیمانی، کریم، القاب رجال دوره قاجاریه، نشر نی، تهران، ۱۳۷۹، ص ۱۸۴؛ نوایی، عبدالحسین، مهد علیا به روایت اسناد، انتشارات اساطیر، تهران، ۱۳۸۳، صص ۱۷ و ۳۴۷. Close

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