In 1905 Iranian women had been sold to pay taxes or taken as booty in a raid by tribesmen from a village. The narration of this event took all Iran by storm and shortly after the opening of the new parliament in 1906 relatives of these women demanded that parliament punish those responsible. Najmabadi investigates why this incident was so powerful.
Syracuse University Press
Date of Publication
Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East