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Ṣamṣām al-Dawla
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, S̲h̲āhnawār Ḵh̲ān S̲h̲ahīd Ḵh̲wāfī Awrangābādī, an Indian statesman and historian. His early name was ʿAbd al-Razzāḳ Ḥusainī and he belonged to a Saiyid family which had migrated to India from Ḵh̲wāf in Ḵh̲urāsān in the time of Akbar and attained high honour there. He was born in Lahore on Ramaḍān 28, 1111 (March 20, 1700) and while still young moved to Awrangābād [q. v.] where he was appointed Dīwān of Berār by the first independent Niẓām of the Deccan, Āṣaf Ḏj̲āh [q. v.; see also the article ḥaidārābād]. In 1155 (1742) he was involved in the rising attempted by Nāṣir Ḏj̲ang, so…

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Schaeder, H. H., “Ṣamṣām al-Dawla”, 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_5150>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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