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K̲h̲ērla
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, a fortress of mediaeval India, lying to the south of Mālwa and east of K̲h̲āndes̲h̲ [q.vv.], and in the extreme northern part of Berār [q.v.], just to the south of the headwaters of the Tāptī River. It is in fact some 50 miles west of modern Deogaŕh; in British India it fell within the Central Provinces, now Madhya Pradesh.

The foundation of the fortress is attributed to a Rād̲j̲put rād̲j̲ā , the last of whose line is said to have been killed by a commander of the Dihlī Sultans, perhaps in the time of ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn K̲h̲ald̲j̲ī; but the fortress as it stands today…

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Bosworth, C.E., “K̲h̲ērla”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4278>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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