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Mahisur, Maysūr
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, conventional spelling Mysore , a former princely state of British India, now the core of a component state of the Indian Union called Karnataka, with its capital at Bangalore, and also the name of the town which was the dynastic capital of the state.

The native state was a landlocked one of South India, lying between lats. 11° 36′ and 15° 2′ N. and longs. 74° 38′ and 78° 36′ E. and with an area of 29,433 sq. miles. Its population in 1941 was 7,329,140, over 90 % of this being Hindu ; the Muslim minority was overwhelmingly Sunnī. Mysore c…

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Bosworth, C.E. and Andrews, P.A., “Mahisur, Maysūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0624>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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