Sakineh Soltan

سکینہ سلطان
Iran
b. late 19th c.

Sakineh Soltan was a minor wife of Iranian king Naser- al-Din Shah. She later married a provincial governor. These marriages afforded her ample opportunities to travel around the Qajar Empire. In addition to these travels in Iran, she visited Iraq and also completed the hajj.

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A Journey to Shiraz

Sakineh Soltan
1905
Shiraz, Iran (Original Language: Persian)

On June 1 1905 at the command of His Majesty Mozaffar-od-din Shah and the request of Soltan ‘Abd-ol-majid Mirza ‘Ain-od-dowleh and Her Highness Shams-od-dowleh I had to go to Shiraz with Her Highness Anis-od-dowleh. For several days I was busy with the arrangements and paperwork for his lord Mo’tasam-ol-molk, my husband, who was to take …