Al-Hind the Making of the Indo-Islamic World: The Slave Kings and the Islamic Conquest : 11Th-13th Centuries

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BRILL, 1991 - 427 pages
This is the second of a projected series of five volumes dealing with the expansion of Islam in "al-Hind," or South and Southeast Asia. While the previous volume covered the 7th-11th centuries, this new volume deals principally with the Islamic conquest of the 11th-13th centuries. The book also provides an analysis of the newly emerging organizational forms of the Indo-Islamic state in these centuries, migration patterns which developed between the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia, maritime developments in the Indian Ocean, and religious change. The comparative and world-historical perspective which is advanced here on the dynamic interaction between nomadic and agricultural societies should make it of interest to all historians concerned with Asia in this period.

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an excellent exposition of the forces operating in the times of Turkish expansion.
throws light on 5the frontier being active while the center could not hold
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Contents

Introduction
1
Nomads cities and trade
8
The coming of the Turks
43
Kings slaves and elephants
79
The opening of the gates of Hind
111
The slave household of Delhi
150
A world on the move
162
Garrison plain and march
212
Twixt land and sea
265
The idols of Hind
294
The well of Buddhism defiled
334
Monks and peasants
358
Conclusion
381
Bibliography
385
Index
403
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Andre Wink, Ph.D., Leiden (1984) is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of "Land and Sovereignty in India" (1986) and "Al-Hind: The Making of the Indo-Islamic World, Volume I, Early Medieval India and the Expansion of Islam 7th-11th centuries" (1990), as well as numerous articles.

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