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Madura, Madurāʾī
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, in mediaeval Islamic times a town, now the city of Madurai, in South India. It lies on the Vaidai river in lat. 9° 55’ N., long. 78° 07’ E. in the region known to the mediaeval Muslims as Maʿbar and to later European traders as Coromandel. For the historical geography and Islamic history of this coastal province, roughly extending from Cape Comorin northwards to Madras, see maʿbar .

In 734/1334 S̲h̲arīf Ḏj̲alāl al-Dīn Aḥsan [q.v.], governor for the Dihlī Sultan Muḥammad b. Tug̲h̲luḳ [q.v.], renounced his allegiance, and he and some seven of his successors ruled over a short-l…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Madura, Madurāʾī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8802>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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