Shahram Pahlavi-Nia’s engagement and marriage ceremony

In the early 1930s, Ashraf Pahlavi, her older sister Shams, and their mother were among the first significant Iranian women to cease wearing the traditional veil. On 8 January 1936, she and her mother and sister played a major symbolic role in the Kashf-e hijab (the abolition of the veil) which was a part of the shah’s effort to include women in public society, by participating in the graduation ceremony of the Tehran Teacher’s College unveiled.