Bīdil (Bedil)
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Bīdil (Bedil), Abū al-Maʿānī Mīrzā ʿAbd al-Qādir Bīdil Dihlawī (1054–4 Ṣafar 1133/1644–5 December 1720), the foremost poet of the Indian style of Persian poetry and a Sufi, who greatly influenced later authors and poets, particularly in Central Asia and Afghanistan. He was born in ʿAẓīmābād in India (present-day Patna) (Bīdil, 4/64; Khushgū, 104; Āzād, Sarw-i āzād, 148; idem, Khazāna-yi ʿāmira, 152; Khalīl, 24; Pidrām, 38). There is some lac…

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Pandari, Yadollah Jalali, Hirtenstein, Stephen and Negahban, Farzin, “Bīdil (Bedil)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000125>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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