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Fārūḳids
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, the Fārūḳī dynasty (so-called because of claimed descent from the k̲h̲alīfa ʿUmar al-Fārūḳ) established and ruled the semi-independent Muslim principality of K̲h̲āndēs̲h̲ between the rivers Tāptī and Narbadā for two centuries, until, in 1009/1600-1, Akbar captured most of the surviving members of the Fārūḳid family, forced them to become Mug̲h̲al pensioners, and converted K̲h̲āndēs̲h̲ into the Mug̲h̲al ṣūba of Dāndēs̲h̲. The founder of the dynasty, Malik Rād̲j̲ā (or Rād̲j̲ā Aḥmad) was probably a younger son of K̲h̲wād̲j̲a D̲j̲ahān, wazīr to ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Bahman S̲h̲āh the…

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Hardy, P., “Fārūḳids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2302>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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