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Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī

Date of Birth: About 1550

Place of Birth: Astarābād, Persia

Date of Death: About 1623

Place of Death: Sultanate of Bijapur


Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī, who took the pen name Firishta, was born in Astarābād in northern Persia on the south-eastern tip of the Caspian Sea around 1550, though estimates of the year of his birth vary. P. Hardy, following St…

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Guenther, Alan, “Firishta”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 January 2020 <>

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