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Granting concessions to foreigners and Iranians was one of the economic characteristics of the era of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar. After his failure in granting concessions to foreigners and therefore losing opportunities to generate income for his treasury, Naser al-Din Shah started to sell public lands to the privileged and upper class. Perhaps, as the Shah reasoned, endowing public lands would improve the status of agriculture and develop the country. However, the locals involved turned the conditions to their own profit. Isfahan, the capital city of Iran during the Safavid Era, was considered as a rich resource for agricultural reforms in terms of its public lands. The income of this region was a major factor in the court system of Isfahan and therefore these public lands yielded considerable income for the government, courtiers and those wanting to buy these lands. This led to continuous disputes among courtiers and the locals and therefore the ownership of lands in Isfahan was in a state of chaos for several years.