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Delhi Sultanate
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Delhi Sultanate, a militarised state in the Punjab and Duab regions of northern India dominated by a ruling class of Central Asian Turkish mamlūks or ghulāms. Based, as its name indicates, at Delhi, it dominated the northern Indian plain for two to three centuries from the beginning of the 7th/13th century and established Islam in terms of political power in the subcontinent. The foundations for the Delhi Sultanate were laid by the victories…

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Huda Seyyed Hussein-zadeh, Isabel Miller and Translated by Mushegh Asatryan, “Delhi Sultanate”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037181>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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