Persian Voices: Bread Riot

The prices of grain and victuals went up at Shiraz and in the districts of Fars. The merchants and inhabitants of Shiraz together with the widows, orphans, and gossipy women complained and crowded together on the Meidan and at the entrance of the government buildings, demanding Hosam os-Saltana to lower the price of bread and to increase provisions.


Amirahmadi, Hooshang. The Political Economy of Iran Under the Qajars. I.B. Tauris, 2012. Page 194


Editor note: In the winter of 1866-7, prices of bread had risen from 70 to 150 percent, causing a riot and hunger revolt.