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Mandu (Māndū, sometimes known as Shadiabad, Shādī-ābād, City of Joy) was the fortress capital of the central Indian sultanate of Mālwā (independent from 804/1401–2 until 937/1531) and contains some of the finest examples of ninth/fifteenth-century Indian Islamic architecture, from the period between the fall of the Delhi sultanate and the establishment of Mughal rule. [Illustration 1].

It stands at latitude N 22°21′, longitude E 75°26′ on a plateau 633 metres above se…

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Brand, Michael, “Mandu”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 31 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36157>
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