Abū ʿAṭāʾ al-Sindī(237 words)

Seidensticker, Tilman

Abū ʿAṭāʾ al-Sindī, Aflaḥ (or Marzūq) b. Yasār (d. probably between 136/754 and 158/775) was one of the mukhaḍramū al-dawlatayn poets (i.e., those who lived in the late Umayyad and early ʿAbbāsid periods). His father came from India (al-Sind), and he himself grew up as a mawlā in Kufa. He was a partisan of the Umayyad dynasty and composed an elegy on Naṣr b. Sayyār (d. 131/748), the last Umayyad governor of Khurāsān (no. 15, ed. Rāḍī Mahdī). An attempt to curry favour with the ʿAbbāsids (no. 17) failed, and, in response, he composed hijāʾ poems against them (nos. 18, 27). He reportedly d…

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Seidensticker, Tilman. "Abū ʿAṭāʾ al-Sindī." Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 28 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-3/abu-ata-al-sindi-COM_26286>



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