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Maʾāt̲h̲ir al-Umarāʾ
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, the name of a celebrated Persian collection of biographies of Muslim Indian commanders from the reign of the Mug̲h̲al Emperor Akbar (963-1014/1556-1605) till the time of its author, Ṣamṣām al-Dawla Mīr ʿAbd al-Razzāḳ S̲h̲āh-Nawāz K̲h̲ān Awrangābādī (1111-71/1700-58). Born at Lahore, he soon settled in the Deccan in the service of the first Niẓām of Ḥaydarābād [q.v.], Niẓām al-Mulk Āṣaf-Ḏj̲āh. and filled offices in Berār [q.v.] and then as Dīwān or chief minister of the Deccan. His policy in the latter post aimed at checking the growing influences in that state …

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Ed., “Maʾāt̲h̲ir al-Umarāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4718>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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