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Ḥaydar Ḥasan Mirzā, Āghā
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Āghā Ḥaydar Ḥasan Mirzā (d. 1976) was an Indian scholar of Deccani Urdu and culture and the author of Urdu prose written in the language of upper-class women of Delhi known as begamātī zabān (lit., lady’s language). He was born at Delhi in 1892 (Rudawlavī, 29), 1893 (Rafīʿ, 1), or 1898 (Sahitya Akademi, 5). The family tree records ties to the niece of and Bahādur Shāh Ẓafar (the last Mughal emperor, r. 1837–58) (Mirzā, Nudrat, 16) and his influential wife Zīnat Maḥall (d. 1886). His paternal grandfather, Mohan Lāl (Āghā Ḥasan Jān, d. 1877), was from a family of Kashmi…

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Ḥaydar Ḥasan Mirzā, Āghā”, 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_30405>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004386624, 2018, 2019-1



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