Hinduism and Islam: Modern Period South India
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Years of plundering by North Indian Muslims under the aegis of the Delhi Sultanate (1206–1526) imperiled South India, exacerbating Hindu–Muslim relations in many precincts. By 1565, the culling of the Hindu empire of Vijayanagara at the hands of Bijapur and Golconda Muslims – bolstered by North Indian sultanates – heeled lines of Hindu rule that had succeeded the once-glorious Kakatiyas and Yadavas in northern South India and the Pandyas and H…

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Eric Rothgery, “Hinduism and Islam: Modern Period South India”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_000359>
First published online: 2012

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