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Farman by Fath-'Ali Shah

Date 1 Muharram 1228 - 10 Muharram 1228 / 4.1.1813 - 13.1.1813
Content Due to a famine in the province Fars, Fath-'Ali Shah orders the local governor to sell all the existing food stocks at an adequate price to the people in need. He also announces the dispatch of caravans with wheat from Tihran and other places of Western Iran ('Iraq), which would be delayed as a result of the 'Ashura ceremonies.
Type farman
Category Imperial and Royal Decrees
Script shikastah-nasta'liq
Archive Karimzadah-yi Tabrizi, Muhammad 'Ali (private collection)
Publication Karimzadah-yi Tabrizi, Muhammad 'Ali. "Chand farman-i tarikhi." Barrasi-ha-yi tarikhi 5, 5 (1349/1970): 179-91. 183- 85, 189
Keywords peasants | famine | Qajars
Individuals Fath-'Ali Shah Qajar
Places Iraq | Tihran | Fars | Shiraz
Notes As Fath-'Ali Shah refers to the 'Ashura ceremonies within the farman, its date can be limited to the first decade of the month Muharram.
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