Historian Mohammad Gholi Majd draws attention to one of the most significant, yet often overlooked events in Iranian history in his third and most recent addition to his series on historical famines in Iran. Utilizing a variety of primary sources, Majd provides a detailed history of the largely forgotten catastrophe and challenges some of the previously held notions regarding its causes and extent. . . A Victorian Holocaust is an ideal selection for those looking to examine one of the deadliest disasters of the 19th century through an original, historical, and perhaps controversial lens, in addition to readers who enjoyed Majd’s first two books in the series.