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Indian History Part 69 Deccan Shahis – Other Aspects Sect I: Administration, Military and Foreign Affairs

Singapore, 29 December 2019 The Deccan was ruled for more than three centuries by Muslim kings, starting with the Bahmanis in early to mid-1300s during their highly centralised independent rule and continuing even after the splintering of the Bahmani kingdom into the five successor states—of these, Bijapur, Ahmadnagar and Golconda were the more prominent. Even […]

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Indian History Part 53B The Medieval Islamic World

  Singapore, 27 September 2016 From the time of its origin in the 7th century till the end of the 13th century, the Islamic world represented much of the better aspects of human civilisation. During these nearly six hundred years, Islam ranged from Spain and West Africa to Central Asia and the Indian sub-continent, with […]

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The Unravelling of Pakistan

Singapore On 28 April 2009, the Pakistani army launched a military campaign in the Buner district, approximately 120 km north-west from the capital Islamabad, in an effort to regain control of the area from the Taliban. At the face of it this does not seem to be anything particularly important in a nation that has […]

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Pakistan: On a One-way Street to Failure

Canberra, Australia, March 2009 A little more than six decades is considered a brief time in the history of a sovereign nation. Therefore, it is difficult to imagine how a host of problems can bring a state down to its knees in such a short time. However, this is precisely what has happened in Pakistan […]

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