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13.12.42 Biography: Places: Yazd
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§ 1570. For the Jāmiʿ i Mufīdī, which in its third mujallad contains numerous notices of famous men of Yazd, see no. 461 supra. M. Mufīd Mustaufī wrote also -

An autobiographical memoir “very rich in words and poor in facts” extending over the years 1077–85/1666–75 (beg.: Ḥ. u s. i bī-qiyās Mālik al-mulkī rā kih rifʿat): Bodleian 423 (91 foll.).

§ 1571. For the Tārīk̲h̲ i Yazd of ʿAbd al-Ḥusain “Āyatī”, which was completed in 1317/1938–9 and which contains biographies of many Yazdī celebrities, especially poets, see Additions & Corrections ad 457 (457d) infra.

§ 1572. S. Muḥammad ʿAlī b. S. Jaʿfar Yazdī after twenty years of unprofitable study in his birthplace Yazd and twenty years of wandering in Persia, Turkey, Arabia, Turkistan, and the Deccan settled in 1226/1811 at Sūrat. He had spent nearly twenty years in service under British patrons (Wm. Forbes. Judge at Sūrat, J. Romer, J. Sutherland1) when in 1244/1827 he completed his Mīzān al-ak̲h̲lāq and dedicated it to Sir John Malcolm, the Governor of Bombay.

Mīzān al-ak̲h̲lāq, a record of the author’s life and a eulogy of British rule in India: Rieu i 388 (ah 1244/1827).

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^ Back to text1. For the last-named see Buckland’s Dictionary of Indian biography.

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