Khajeh Tajdar is the work of Saeed Ghani.
This book deals with the historical events of Iran from the death of Nader Shah Afshar to the end of the life of Agham Mohammad Khan Qajar in a narrative way. Although the characters in this book are all historical, not all of the events in this book are based on historical facts. The hero of this book is Agham Mohammad Khan Qajar and the author has tried to justify the bloodshed and atrocities committed by him and his followers and allies …
Agham Mohammad Khan, the son of Mohammad Hassan Khan, lived in Shiraz under the auspices of Karim Khan Khan Zand. He believed that he was called Piran Vise (Minister of Afrasiab, King of Turan).
With the death of Karim Khan Agham Mohammad Khan left Shiraz for Isfahan and from there he took the road to Mazandaran and on the way he seized the property of a caravan carrying tax funds and joined his tribe. His nephew Morteza Qoli Khan resigned and declared himself king, so he imprisoned his brother, but Agham Mohammad Khan escaped from prison a few days later and reached the Caspian states, where he claimed to rule. And…
Introducing Khajeh Tajdar’s book:
Khajeh Tajdar’s book, written by Zabihullah Mansouri and attributed to a French writer named Jean Gour, deals with historical events in Iran since the death of Nader Shah Afshar in Quchan, Khorasan, the birth of Agham Mohammad Khan in Astarabad (modern-day Gorgan) and the end of the Qajar dynasty in the Shushi Caucasus. It deals with the storytelling method by applying the method of storytelling and story development by the translator (writer). The story of the book begins on the night of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar’s birthday and ends with his death. In a part of the book, you will read three narrations about how Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar was made an eunuch. Another shocking narration is the story of the massacre and blinding of the people of Kerman due to the support of Lotfali Khan Zand, which is discussed in detail in the second volume of the book.
In the book of Khajeh Tajdar, the author, citing documents and researches of foreign and domestic historians, carefully examines and summarizes all the ambiguities and questions of those interested in historical events about the life of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, including the reason for becoming Khajeh, misery and being more miserly. Agha Mohammad Khan has answered. The second feature of the book is its story-like mode, which makes reading history enjoyable for the audience and not boring. The third feature of the book is its very simple and fluent text, which makes the book so attractive that it creates the necessary tension in the reader. Of course, there has been a lot of criticism of many events and exaggerations, which is beyond the scope of this brief introduction.
Excerpt from the first volume of the book:
From 1200 AH, when Agha Mohammad Khan made Tehran his capital and ascended the throne, until 1212 or 1211 AH, when he was killed in the city of Shushi in the Caucasus, it happened several times that he appointed a ruler to run the affairs of one of the provinces of Iran. And that ruler became a rebel, and those who rebelled against Agham Mohammad Khan only considered him as his eunuch, and were unaware of his genius and power, and thought that because they were an ordinary man and Agham Mohammad Khan Qajar a eunuch, they could Conquer him and seize the monarchy and become king himself. Among them, Agha Mohammad Khan’s brothers revolted against him and he blinded one brother and cut off the head of the other brother’s body.
The only person who was considered close and close to Agha Mohammad Khan and did not betray him was Khan Babakhan Jahanbani, his nephew (son of Jahansuz Shah, brother of Agham Mohammad Khan), who according to a tradition became viceroy in Tehran in 1200 AH and in 1204 AH He was elected Crown Prince Agham Mohammad Khan. Jahanbani, who later became the king of Iran in the name of Fath Ali Shah, never violated the order of Agham Mohammad Khan Qajar and never tried to betray him.
2- Introducing the book in Aparat