Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Kalīm
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, a Persian poet of India of the seventeenth century. His full name was Mīrzā Abū Ṭālib Kalīm of Hamad̲h̲ān. He lived first in Kās̲h̲ān, so that he is also given the nisba Kās̲h̲ānī as well as Hamad̲h̲ānī. In the beginning of the reign of Ḏj̲ahāngīr (q. v., 1014—1037 = 1605—1627) he came to India to his court. A considerable journey took him in the following years to the ʿIrāḳ, from which he returned in 1028 (1619) to India and lived there henceforth as court-poet of the Mog̲h̲ul Emperors. Under Ḏj̲ahāngīr’s successor S̲h̲āh Ḏ…

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Schaeder, H. H., “Kalīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3866>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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