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The House of Zarrinkafsch (Bahman-Qajar)

Updated July 19, 2007

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Our family belongs to the Kurdish Zarrinkafsch clan seated at Sanandaj and the families of Zarrinnaal and Zarrinkafsch-Bahman, Zarrinkafsh and Afshartus belong to this house. These lines were close related by several intermarriages to the Qajar (Kadjar) Royal and Imperial House of Persia (Iran).

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Family Photos
  • Princess Malekeh Afagh Khanoum Qajar (22 KB)
    This photo shows my maternal great grandmother, my own grandmother's mother Princess Malekeh Afagh Khanoum. She was the daughter of Prince Bahman Mirza, one of Crownprince Abbas Mirza's sons.
  • Prince Bahman Mirza Qajar (19 KB)
    This photo shows my maternal great-great grandfather Prince Bahman Mirza Qajar in Shusha, Karabbagh in 1853. He was the 4th son of Abbas Mirza Nayeb os-Soltaneh, Fath Ali Shah Qajar's son and crown prince.
  • Agha Mirza Zaman Kordestani (26 KB)
    This photo shows my paternal great-great grandfather the Kurdish Lord Agha Mirza Zaman Kordestani, Khan of the Zarrinnaal. He wears a typical tribal headgear and a royal robe of honour.
  • Pari Soltan Khanoum Pir-Bastami (25 KB)
    This photo shows Pari Soltan Khanoum Pir-Bastami, the wife of Mirza Zaman Khan and my paternal great-great grandmother. She was the daughter of Mohammad Hossein Khan, son of Dust Ali Khan Moayyer ol-Mamalek. This picture was taken by her paternal cousin Ali Khan Wali in 1870.
  • Agha Mirza Ali Akbar Khan Zarrinnaal, Nasr Lashgar (16 KB)
    This photo shows my paternal great grandfather Lord Agha Mirza Ali Akbar Khan Zarrinnal, titled Nasr-e Lashgar in 1910. He was Mirza Zaman Khan and Pari Soltan Khanoums eldest son.
  • The House of Zarrinnaal (36 KB)
    This photo of 1944 shows Ali Akbar Khan's children. Sitting from left to right: Talat ol-Molouk Khanoum, Mohammad Ali Khan Nasir ol Nezal, Zarrin-Malek Khanoum Malek-Taj, Jawad Khan, Sakineh Zarrin-Homa Khanoum and Kazem Khan Zarrinnaal (my grandfather). Standing from right to left: Ahmad Khan, Mehdi Khan, Jafar Khan and Davud Khan Zarrinnaal.
  • Kazem Khan's family (27 KB)
    This photo of 1939 shows my grandparents, Kazem Khan Zarrinnaal and Nosrat ol-Molouk Khanoum Bahman (Qajar) with their children Ali Zarrinpour, Fatemeh Zarrinrokh, Abol Reza Anushiravan and Abdol Hossein Amir Keywan (my own father).
  • The court of Nasser od-Din Shah Qajar. (238 KB)
    This photo of 1895 shows the grandees of Nasser od-Din Shahs court. Far right in a fur-linned robe of honour Agha Mirza Ali Akbar Khan Zarrinnaal.
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