Delhi Sultanate
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Delhi Sultanate, a militarised state in the Punjab and Duab regions of northern India dominated by a ruling class of Central Asian Turkish mamlūks or ghulāms. Based, as its name indicates, at Delhi, it dominated the northern Indian plain for two to three centuries from the beginning of the 7th/13th century and established Islam in terms of political power in the subcontinent. The foundations for the Delhi Sultanate were laid by the vi…

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Huda Seyyed Hussein-zadeh and Isabel Miller, “Delhi Sultanate”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037181>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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