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Bayana (Bayāna, 26.92° N, 77.30° E, in Rajasthan, India) held a strategic position on the route from Delhi to Gwalior and the Deccan. That position, combined with a formidable fort and natural and agricultural resources (from sandstone to sugar and indigo), made it, despite its harsh desert environment, a prized possession of its mediaeval Hindu rulers and attracted the attention …

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Shokoohy, Mehrdad and Shokoohy, Natalie H., “Bayana”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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