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Fayḍābād
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, ( Fyzabad ), a town in the district of the same name in India, situated in 26° 47′ N. and 82° 10′ E., 4 miles from the ancient town of Ayōdhyā, which gave its name to the province of Awadh (Oudh) and the S̲h̲īʿī kingdom founded by Saʿādat K̲h̲ān Burhān al-Mulk [q.v.]. The town grew up around a wooden lodge ( bangla ), surrounded by a large and expansive compound, which Burhān al-Mulk had built for himself on his appointment in 1132/1719-20 as the Nāʾib Nāẓim of Awadh. Other buildings, mostly of mud, for the) ḥarem and barracks for the troops sprang up all around converting the humble hab…

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Bazmee Ansari, A.S., “Fayḍābād”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2335>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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