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Rād̲j̲mahāl
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, a former city of Muslim Bengal during Mug̲h̲al times, now a small town 6 km/4 miles to the east of the ruinous Mug̲h̲al site, in the Santāl Parganas District of Bihar Province in the Indian Union (lat. 25° 3ʹ N, long. 87° 50′ E.). To its west run the basaltic Rād̲j̲mahāl Hills of central Bihār. Rād̲j̲mahāl city grew up in the strategically important gap between the Hills and the right bank of the Ganges, a corridor defended in Mug̲h̲al times by the fortress of Teliāgarhi.

When the Rād̲j̲put governor of the Mug̲h̲als, Mān Singh [q.v.], had in 1000/1592 conquered Orissa [see úrisā ], he made the…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Rād̲j̲mahāl”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6177>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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