Dictionary of Indian Biography

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Ardent Media, 1971 - Great Britain - 494 pages

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This Biography has its own Special Limitations.You can find Both local native entry as well as the Company and British person who active in Bengal and India after 1757.Why? The Great Hiders make another Hidings in the History of Bengal with intention.

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I would like certain corrections to be made to the details concerning my great-great-grandfather Mulla Firuz abne Kaus. Please note that "abne" is Persian for "born of". "Bin", as we all know to our great distress, is Arabic. The changes are as follows:
1. He was born in Shiraz, Iran.
2. He travelled to India via Afghanistan with his father Rustam Jalal, aka Kaus, when he was 12 years old. They walked all the way to India to avoid Muslims who were set on converting them.
3. He was not a native of Broach as stated. My grandfather settled in Broach.
4. Father and son wanted to return to Shiraz after spending some time in India. They were then given the responsibility to seek answers from the Council of Priests in Iran to religious questions posed by the Zoroastrians in India. They were forced to return to India with the answers. This ruse perhaps ensured their return to India. Since then the family had one foot in India and the other in Iran, until such time that my grandfather Kaushaw finally decided to sell his vast tracks of land and properties and settle in India, to avoid religious persecution.
5. Mulla and Firuz were two titles given separately to my great-great-grandfather. Mulla was bestowed on him because he was globally renowned as a Subject Matter Expert in deciphering ancient scrolls in very ancient languages. "Firuz" which is Arabic for the Persian "Piruz" was a title bestowed on him by the Syeds because of his correct interpretation of certain passages in the Koran. Hence, their zeal to convert him and his entire family to Islam. His first name was Peshotan. The family name is/was Kamdin. When the Caliph of Baghdad later bestowed the title of "Mulla" on him, he decreed that the last name "Kamdin" be replaced by "Mulla Firuz. Hence the family name came to be Mulla Firuz, which was later anglecized to Mullafiroze by the British.

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