Ḳuṣdār
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, Ḳuzdār , the name of a town in mediaeval Islamic Balūčistān [q.v.], modern town and district of Ḵh̲uzdār in the former Kalāt state [see kilāt ] in Pakistan. It lies in lat. 27° 48′ N. and long 66° 37′ E. at an altitude of 4,050 feet, some 85 miles south of Kalāt; the long, narrow valley of the Kolachi River in which it is situated is strategically important as a nodal point of communications, from Karāčī and Las Bēla [q.vv.] in the south, from Kaččhī in the east, from Kalāt in the north, and from Makrān and K̲h̲ārān [q.vv.] in the west.

Ḳuṣdār was first raided by the Arabs under Sinān b. Salma…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Ḳuṣdār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4560>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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