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Bilgrāmī brothers
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The Bilgrāmī brothers were Indian statesmen, educators, social reformers, and intellectuals in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The genealogical literature records five brothers; this article focuses on the most famous three. The Bilgrāmī brothers were born into a Shīʿa family of scholars and statesmen that traced its lineage to the family of the Prophet through migrants from Wāsiṭ who …

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Bilgrāmī brothers”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25315>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004386624, 2018, 2019-1

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