Hind
(56,925 words)

, the name currently employed in Arabic for the Indian sub-continent. The current names in Persian were Hindūstān, Hindistān, “land of the Hindūs” [q.v.], whence Ottoman Turkish Hindistān. The present article comprises the following sections:

For Anglo-Muhammedan law, see s̲h̲arīʿa ; for political parties, see ḥizb ; for the development of the apparatus of modern…

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Ed., S. Maqbul Ahmad, Mayer, A.C., Burton-Page, J., Nizami, K.A., Ahmad, Aziz and Jairazbhoy, N.A., “Hind”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0290>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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