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Warangal
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, a town of the northeastern Deccan of India (lat. 18° 00’ N., long. 79° 35’ E.), important in mediaeval times as the centre of a Hindu princedom in the region of Telingāṇa [q.v.]. It blocked the way to Muslim expansion from the central Deccan to the Bay of Bengal, hence was frequently involved in warfare during the 8th-9th/14th-15th centuries with the Dihlī Sultanate [q.v.] and then the local northern Deccani sultanate of the Bahmanids [q.v.].

Warangal lies on the eastern edge of the Deccan plateau some 130 km/70 miles to the southwest of the Godivari river. In mediaev…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Warangal”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7864>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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