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§ 1063. Mīr Ḥusain ʿAlī K̲h̲ān b. S. ʿAbd al-Qādir Kirmānī, the author of the Nis̲h̲ān i Ḥaidarī (see p. 609) and the Badīʿ al-maʿānī, a life of the saint Bābā Fak̲h̲r al-Dīn Ḥusainī, was successively in the service of Ḥaidar ʿAlī, the ruler of Mysore (d. 1782), his son Ṭīpū Sulṭān (d. 1799) and Lieut.-Col. Colin Mackenzie (for whom see Buckland Dictionary of Indian biography, p. 263).
- Tad̲h̲kirat al-bilād wa-’l-ḥukkām, a history of some of the Bālā-g’hāṭ principalities to 1215/1800–1, the date of completion, in twelve aurangs, viz. (1) Penukonda (Anantapur District, Madras) and Bijainagar (Vijayanagar) or Ānīgundī (Anagundi), (2) Sarā (in Mysore), (3) Ad’hōnī (Bellārī Dist., Madrās), (4) Afg̲h̲āns of Sāvanūr (D’hārwār Dist., Bombay), (5) K̲h̲āns of Karapah (“Cuddapah”, Madrās), (6) Kandanūl (Karnūl, Madrās), (7) Pālīgārs (“Poligars”) of Harpaṇahalli (Bellārī Dist., Madrās), (8) Rāidrug (Bellārī Dist.), (9) Bālāpūr (Mysore), (10) Kinchan Gaddah (Bellārī Dist.), (11) Gutī (Bellārī Dist.), (12) Sirhatti (Sānglī Dist., Bombay): Rieu i 331 (early 19th cent.), i.o. 3744 (early 19th cent.).
English translation of Aurang 4: An historical sketch of the Patan Principality of Shânoor (in W. Kirkpatrick’s Select letters of Tippoo Sultan, London 1811°*, Appendix D (pp. xi–xxxii)).
English translations, or summaries, of Aurang 6 (Karnūl) and Aurang 12 (Sirhatti): Select letters of Tippoo Sultan …, Appendix G (pp. li–lxii) and note 19 at the foot of pp. xviii–xx.
¶ § 1064. Muns̲h̲ī M. ʿAẓīm al-Dīn b. M. Faiḍ al-Dīn dlwy,1 a native of Arkāṭ (Arcot), was for fifteen years in the service of the East India Company as muns̲h̲ī to Saiyid Ḍiyāʾ al-Dīn Principal Ṣadr Amīn (Chief Indian judge) at Sirsī (Kanara Dist.). He then went to Sāvanūr (an Indian State of circ. 70 square miles in the D’hārwār District of the Bombay Presidency), and entered the service of the ruling Nawwāb Dilēr K̲h̲ān Bahādur Dilēr-Jang (acc. 1834, d. 1862), at whose request he wrote the
- Tārīk̲h̲ i Dilēr-Jangī, a history of the Sāvanūr State completed in 1262/1846.
Edition: Jāmiʿ al-ak̲h̲bār Press [Madras2] 1262–3/1847*.
§ 1065. Other works:
- Aḥwāl-nāmah i Karnūl: Ethé 527 (3) (foll. 23a–38a).
^ Back to text1. This is probably Dalawī. Cf. Waḥīd Mīrzā The life and works of Amīr K̲h̲usrau p. 102, where it is said that the Rājah of Tilang sent “his ‘dalawī’ or commander” to help Malik Kāfūr’s army and where the word is explained in a note as being “From Karn [sic, apparently meaning Kanarese] dal = an army” and meaning “a commander-in-chief and hence the prime-minister under the Hindu rulers of Mysore (cf. Aiyangar, p. 92)”.
^ Back to text2. Cf. Arberry’s i.o. catalogue of Persian books pp. 97, 391.