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Farḥat Allāh Beg
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Mirzā Farḥat Allāh Beg (b. c.1886, d. 1947) was an Urdu humorist, biographer, historian, literary critic, critical editor, and official in Hyderabad.

1. Life

Much of what is known about Farḥat Allāh’s life comes from his own writings, including a lengthy autobiography, Merī dāstān (“My story,” published posthumously), and from accounts by those who knew him (see Yazdānī). He was the descendant of a family of immigrants from Badakhshān who came to India during the time of the Mughal emperor Shāh ʿĀl…

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Farḥat Allāh Beg”, 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_26976>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2

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