Agha Hasan Amanat

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Agha Hasan Amanat ("آغا هسن "امانت, b. 1815, d. 1858) was an Urdu poet, writer and playwright of the nineteenth century from the Indian city of Lucknow.[1] He was affiliated with the court of Wajid Ali Shah, the princely ruler of Awadh.[1] His name was Agha Hasan Ali, while "Amanat" was his nom de plume (or takhallus). He is also referred to as Amanat Lakhnavi (i.e. Amanat of Lucknow) and Mirza Amanat.

Personal history[edit]

Agha Hasan Amanat was descended from a family of Iranian immigrants who moved to Lucknow in 1815. His Grand father Name was Janab Meer Agha Sahab (Iran) Syed Agha hasan "Amanat" son of Mr. Syed Ali Mashaidi (Iran) and Syed Agha Hasan Amanat had two son 1st Syed Abbas Hasan "Fasahat" and 2nd Syed Mohd. Hasan "Latafat".

Shajra of Agha Hasan Amanat

1- Late Janab Meer Agha (Iran) 2- Late Janab Syed Ali (Iran) 3- Late Janab Syed Mohd. Taqi (Iran) 4- Late Janab Syed Ali Mashadi (Iran) 5- Late Janab Syed Agha Hasan "Amanat" (India) Poet 6- Late Janab Syed Abbas Hasan "Fasahat" (India) Poet 7- Late Janab Syed Mehdi Hasan (India) 8- Late Janab Syed Amir Hasan Rizvi (India) 9- Late Janab Syed Masood Hasan Rizvi "Urfi Lucknow" (India) Poet 10-Janab Syed Mustafa Hasan Rizvi (India)Poet


Amanat's many compositions and works include the first stage play in the Urdu language, Inder Sabha, which was seminal in the development of Urdu theatre.[1] He is also credited with beginning the geet tradition in Urdu.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Alison Arnold, South Asia: the Indian subcontinent, Part 2, Taylor & Francis, 2000, ISBN 978-0-8240-4946-1, ... The court poet Agha Hasan ("Amanat") wrote this musical dance drama based on the love story of a fairy and a prince. The drama, entirely in verse, was picked up by Parsi theater companies in Bombay that produced Urdu plays in India ... 
  2. ^ Sayyid Mohammad Abdullah, Urdū adab, Maktaba-e-khayaban-e-adab, 1967, ... اردو میں اس صنف کا احیا، اودھ کے تہزیبی دور میں ھوا. امانت نے اندر سبھا میں گیت کو رواج دیا ...