ʿEŠQĪ BELGRĀMĪ, SHAH BARKAT-ALLĀH, Indo-Persian poet and author (b. 1070/1659-60; d. 10 Moḥarram 1142/5 August 1729). ʿEšqī’s lineage is traced to Imam ʿAlī and Fāṭema, the daughter of the Prophet, by thirteen generations. His father was Mīr Sayyed Oways (d. 1097/1686) and his grandfather was Mīr Sayyed Shah ʿAbd-al-Jalīl (972-1057/1564-1647), a noted Sufi of his time, whose tomb is located at Marhara. ʿEšqī’s dīvān includes 96 ḡazals, 7 tarjīʿ-bands, 16 robāʿīs, one qeṭʿa, and a maṯnawī entitled “Rīāż-e ʿešq.” He is also the author of two treatises: Soʾāl o jawāb and Awāref-e hendī. Ḥāfeẓ Shah ʿAlī Aḥsan collected ʿEšqī’s works and published them with a foreword under the title Majma-al-barkāt in 1315/1897.
ʿEšqī Belgrāmī, Majmaʿ al-barakāt, Hardoi, 1315/1897, pp. 5, 18. Ḵayyāmpūr, Soḵanvarān, p. 393.
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