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S̲h̲ōlāpur
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, the name of a District and of its administrative centre, in the western Deccan of India. In British Indian times, these fell within the Bombay Presidency; within the Indian Union, they are now on the southeastern fringe of Mahāras̲h̲tra State.

The town (lat. 17° 43′, long. 75° 56′ E.) was an early centre of the Marāt́hās [q.v.]. In 718/1318 it came finally under the control of the Dihlī Sultans, being governed from Deogīrī or Dawlatābād [q.v.], then under the Bahmanīs, then oscillating between the ʿĀdil S̲h̲āhīs of Bīd̲j̲āpur and the Niẓām S̲h̲āhīs of Ahmadnagar befo…

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Bosworth, C.E., “S̲h̲ōlāpur”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6971>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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