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ʿĀdil-Shāhīs, one of five Muslim dynasties in South India and the most important of them, which formed an independent kingdom in Bījāpūr for 200 years (895–1097/1490–1686) after the decline and disintegration of the Bahmanid dynasty (748–933/1347–1527) in the Deccan.

There are claims that the founder of the dynasty, Yūsuf ʿĀdil Khān (r. 895–916/1490–1510), was a son of the Ottoman sultan Murād II, who in order to save his life fled from Ottoman lands to Persia (Firishtah 2…

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Huda Seyyed Hussein-zadeh and Translated by Keven Brown, “ʿĀdil-Shāhīs”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0179>
First published online: 2015

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