Ṭālib Āmulī
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, an Indo-Persian poet of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, b. at an unknown date (ca. 987/1579?), d. 1036/1626-7.

A native of Āmul in Māzandarān, he was a cousin of the famous physician and poet Ḥakīm Ruknā Kās̲h̲ī, who had gone to India before Ṭālib’s arrival in that country. Despite the fact that his works include ḳaṣīdas in praise of S̲h̲āh ʿAbbās I [q.v.], there is no evidence that he was ever attached to the Ṣafawid court, and his earliest patrons seem to have been high officials. Via Kās̲h̲ān and Marw, he eventually migrated to seek his fortune i…

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Rahman, Munibur, “Ṭālib Āmulī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7365>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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