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Ḥasan, Mīr Ghulām
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Mīr Ghulām Ḥasan, known by his pen name Ḥasan (Mīr Ḥasan, d. 1200/1786) was a biographer, critic, and poet remembered chiefly for a romantic Urdu mathnavī later named Siḥr al-bayān (“The enchantment of speech”).

1. Life

The details of Mīr Ḥasan’s life come to us mainly from his own writings (Gulzār-i Iram and Tadhkira-yi shuʿarā). Estimates of the year of his birth range from 1140/1727–8 to 1155/1742 (Qurayshī, Mīr Ḥasan, 179–89). He was born in the Sayy…

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Ḥasan, Mīr Ghulām”, 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_30352>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004413436, 2020, 2020-1

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