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Abjadī, Mir Muḥammad Ismāʿīl Abjadī (12th/18th century), an Indian poet who composed poems in both Persian and Urdū.

His father, Sayyid Shāh Mir, was from Bījāpūr in southern India, and was related to the famous historian Mullā Muḥammad Qāsim Firishtah. In his works Abjadī refers to the fact that both his father and grandfather wrote poetry (Maḥwī, introductory pp. alif, bāʾ). His father moved from Bījāpūr to Chingleput in the Karnātak region, where Abjadī was born (Abjadī, 1/113). Chingleput was one of the centres of Islamic culture in India, and it was…

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Department of Literature and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abjadī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0082>
First published online: 2015

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