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ʿImād S̲h̲āhī
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, the title of a ruling family, founded by a Hindu convert to Islam, which ruled over Berar [q.v.] for nearly a century from 896/1490 until 982/1574. The founder of the dynasty, Daryā K̲h̲ān, better known to history by his title Fatḥ Allāh ʿImād al-Mulk, was descended from the Canarese Brahmans of Vid̲j̲yanagar [q.v.]. He fell as a prisoner of war in 827/1423 into the hands of K̲h̲ān-i D̲j̲ahān, the commander-in-chief of the Bahmani [q.v.] forces in Berar, who appointed him to his personal bodyguard. Impressed by his talents and ability K̲h̲ān-i D̲j̲ahān quickly promo…

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Bazmee Ansari, A.S., “ʿImād S̲h̲āhī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3548>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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