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Deccan, a historical region in the south of the Indian Subcontinent, the bulk of which is today situated within the state of Maharashtra, with parts also located in Hyderabad, Telangana and Karnataka (Joshi, ‘Historical Geography’, 3; Bosworth, 181).

The name ‘Deccan’ appears in the two Sanskrit epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, in the form ‘Dakshiṇaptha’ and ‘Dakshiṇa’, originally meaning the district, land or state of the …

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Huda Seyyed Hussein-zadeh and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Deccan”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037180>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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