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Abū Ṭālib Khān
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Abū Ṭālib Khān, son of Ḥājjī Muḥammad Beg Khān b. Shafīʿ Tabrīzī Iṣfahānī Laknawī, known as Abū Ṭālib-i Landanī (‘of London’) (1166–1220/1753–1805), was a politician, a writer, a man of letters, and an Indian historian of Persian ancestry. His father, Ḥājjī Muḥammad Beg, whose family originally hailed from Ādharbāyjān, was born in the ʿAbbāsābād district of Iṣfahān. Fearing the sudden attacks and the power of Nādir Shāh Afshār, he moved to India and settled in the c…

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Kayvani, Majdoddin and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū Ṭālib Khān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0146>
First published online: 2015

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