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Farrukh Ḥusayn
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Farrukh Ḥusayn, also called Farrukh Beg, was a painter active in Iran, Khurāsān, and the Subcontinent between about 988/1580 and 1030/1620–1. His identity is debated, but the current consensus is that one person, known as Farrukh Ḥusayn or Farrukh Beg, worked in five royal contexts: Ṣafavid Khurāsān, the kingdom of Kabul, ʿĀdil Shāhī Bījāpūr, and Mughal India (twice, with interruption).

Little is known about Farrukh’s early life in Ṣafavid Iran. Iskandar Beg Munshī’s (d. c.1042/1632) history of the Ṣafavids mentions two painters—Siyāvush, of Georgian or…

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Overton, Keelan, “Farrukh Ḥusayn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27826>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335707, 2017, 2017-1

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