`Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni

Mullah ╩┐Abd-ul-Qadir Bada'uni was an Indo-Persian historian and translator living in the Mughal Empire. He was son of Muluk Shah. He lived in Basavar as a boy studying in Sambhal and Agra. He moved to Badaun, the town of his name, in 1562 before moving on to enter the service of prince Husayn Khan for the next nine years in Patiala. His later years of study were governed by Muslim mystics. Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar appointed him to the religious office in the royal courts in 1574 where he spent much of his career. He translated the Hindu works, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. However, as an Orthodox Muslim, he strongly resented the reforms of Akbar, and the elevation of Hindus to ... more on Wikipedia

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