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Ibn Al Muqqafa

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Death:757

Author. Ibn Al Muqqafa is regarded as the inaugurator of what is called 'secretarial literature', produced by secretaries in the official chancelleries. Ibn Al Muqqafa was the author of Siyar Muluk al-Ajam which was a translation in Arabic of Khuday Namah in Pahlawi. This was one of the first books of history in Arabic. The earliest literary work in Arabic Kalila wa Dimnah that was a translation of Panchtantir was also by him.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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