Overview for Ghausi's Persian Gulzar-i-Abrar: Biographies of Mystics & Learned Men
Alphabrtically arranged titbits, hints and ever full fledged biograpahical notes of the personalities given here have basically been culled from different periodicals, magazines, proceedings and journals over the years. They hail from different hues of life and disciplines of learning and education prevalent in our society. Details about certain cities. towns and evev villages and at times evev countries and dynasties and techinal and other terms of interest may also be found littered here and there along with these personalities. There is no binding of the time period generally but most of them generally hail from the modern period. Generally two sets of materials were collected for this purpose. One set contained names, date of death, works and activities, either in brief which can easily be elaborated upon with the help of hints noted down and in cases the sources utilized contained merely their dates of death or birth and even both and so certain notices may be found confined merely to such details or giving brief references to the material related to them with details of the sources utilized in which these can be found. Then another set of material was collected having fuller versions of them either in the form of notes or the original source itself. Both these sets have been used in sketching the details conrained in this volume.
Out of the Bibliography of new arrivals in languages other than English having survived in notes has been appended to be of help to the future researchers.
Ishrat Husain Ansari (Translator)
Professor I.H. Ansari (b 1946) studies History (1964-1968) at the University of Allahabad, from where he later obtained DPhil in 1996 for his work on Deoband School. He joined U.P. Higher Education (Group A) Service in 1972, remained Lecturer from 1972-1974 and Head, Deptt, of History from 1974-1997 in various Govt. Degree and Post-graduate Colleges. He was promoted as Principal in 1997, in which capacity he retired from Govt. Degree College, Talbehat (Lalitpur) in 2006. He has numerous published research papers dealing with different aspects of Indian History & Culture and many PhD researchers are working under his supervision and guidance. On Superannuation, he is engaged in scholarly pursuits of translating and editing rare Persian and Urdu sources and the present work is a mute witness thereof.
Hamid Afaq Qureshi Al-Taimi Al-Siddiqi (Translator)
H.A.Siddiqi (b 1945), with lincal acquisition of Arabic, Persian & Urdu, was initially trained in the analytical and scientific field of knowledge til the University level In 1965 He joined a scientific organisation in from where he retired as a Gazetted Officer in 2005 and was, therefore, quite at home in his studies in History from the same level till his Doctorate from Delhi, Jaipur & Lucknow University. He has published 93 research papers on Indian History & Culture. He is the author of books on Wazie Ali, 'Rulers and Sources of Awadh', 'Memoirs of Faizabad (Ed), including Histories of Kakori & Bijnor', Deccan & Awadh : Essays & Translation', 'Sufis Classics-I & II; Urdu Sources Translation+Eng. Sources, Central Asia (Trans of Hobib-us-Siyar & Zafarnamah), Sultans and Mughals: New Sources, Iqbal, Nadir Shah, Lahori's Padshaknamah and Naqsh-i-Sulaiman on Rohillas, and the books listed above.