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Pes̲h̲āwar
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, a city of Muslim India, in the northwestern part of the subcontinent, now in Pakistan (lat. 34° 01′ N., long. 71° 40′ E., altitude 320 m/1,048 ft.). In modern Pākistān, it is also the name of various administrative units centred on the city (see below). The district is bounded on the east by the river Indus, which separates it from the Pand̲j̲āb and Hazāra, and on the south-east by the Nīlāb G̲h̲as̲h̲a range which shuts it off from the district of Kōhāt. Elsewhere it is bounded by tribal terri…

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Davies, C. Collin and Bosworth, C.E., “Pes̲h̲āwar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 05 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6117>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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