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Dabīr, Mirzā Salāmat ʿAlī
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Mirzā Salāmat ʿAlīDabīr” (1803–75) was an Indian poet born in Delhi, who was known especially for his marthiyas (elegies, threnodies) in Urdu. His father, Mirzā Ghulām Ḥusayn (1190–?/1776-?), who reportedly earned his living as a trader, belonged to a family of Shīʿī scholars who had migrated to Delhi from Shiraz and were related to the well-known poet Ahlī-yī Shīrāzī (d. 1942/1535 or 943/1536). Early in the nineteenth century, the family moved to Lucknow, where Salāmat ʿAlī studied the traditional subjects wit…

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Naim, Choudhri M., “Dabīr, Mirzā Salāmat ʿAlī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25768>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004209824, 2011, 2011-3



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