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Josh Malīḥābādī
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Shabbīr Ḥasan Khān Josh Malīḥābādī (d. 22 February 1982) was an Urdu writer remembered for his tell-all autobiography as well as for his anticlerical, anti-imperial, nationalist, revolutionary, and romantic poetry.

1. Life

Josh was born on 5 December 1894, 1896, or 1898 (the sources differ) at Malīḥābād, British India into a wealthy family of landowners whose ancestors had come from near Kabul to India in the twelfth/eighteenth century to join the army of Ṣafdar Jang (nawab of Awadh, r. …

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Josh Malīḥābādī”, 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_32859>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2

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