Photos published of Qajar by the Great Britain Library

The Qajar dynasty was an royal dynasty of Turkic origin, specifically from the Qajar tribe, which ruled Persia from 1785 to 1925. The state ruled by the dynasty was officially known as the Sublime State of homeland . The Qajar family took full control of Iran in 1794, deposing Lotf ‘Ali Khan, the last of the Zand dynasty, and re-asserted Iranian sovereignty over large parts of the Caucasus. In 1796, Mohammad Khan Qajar seized Mashhad with ease, putting an end to the Afsharid dynasty, and Mohammad Khan was formally crowned as shah after his punitive campaign against Iran’s Georgian subjects.