Islam in India
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Islam entered India at the time of the Umayyad Caliphate through conquest, first by way of the Makrān coast and subsequently over the frontier passes into the Northern Punjab. Meanwhile Muslim traders settled along the coast of the far south-west in Travancore. Sind and Punjab were converted early, and the plains of the Upper Ganges brought under Muslim rule by the ʿAbbasids in the ninth century A.D. The Ghaznavids and later the Sultans of Dihlī controlled the northern plains and the plateau of …

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Kennedy, Hugh, “Islam in India”, in: Historical Atlas of Islam, Edited by: Hugh Kennedy. Consulted online on 16 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_hai_HAI_62AB_63AB_64AB>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004122352, 20011210



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