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Gulbarga was selected by ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Bahman Shāh (r. 748–59/1347–58), the founder of the Bahmanī dynasty (r. 748–934/1347–1527 in the northern Deccan), as the second capital of his kingdom, after the short-lived initial choice of Dawlatābād. Gulbarga is in present-day northern Karnataka and straddles the boundary between the Indo-Aryan Marathi (Marāt’hī) and Dravidian Kannada languages. Its fertile black soils of basaltic origin, rich in crops such as sugarcane, sunflower, gram (whole pulses), and bajra

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Philon, Helen, “Gulbarga”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27539>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004413436, 2020, 2020-1

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