The New International Encyclopædia/Feisi

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FEISI, fī'sḗ, or FEIYASI, Abul Feis ibn Mubarak (1547-95). A celebrated Indo-Persian poet and scholar. He was born in Agra, was deeply learned in many subjects, and received an appointment as Court poet to the Emperor Akbar. He wrote many lyrics, some epics, a commentary on the Koran, and translations of the Māhabhārata and Lilivati. In Professor Max Müller's Introduction to the Science of Religion (1870, last ed. 1882) there are a number of metrical paraphrases of the poems of Feisi.