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Mamluk family [Arab. mamlūk: ‘slave’]locked

  • R. Nath
  •  and Robert Irwin

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Name applied to two distinct sequences of Islamic rulers in northern India and the Levant from the 13th century. Many but not all of the rulers were manumitted slaves of Turkish origin, hence the common names of the lines.

R. Nath

This quasi-dynastic line of Turks conquered and ruled northern India from ...

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Encyclopaedia of Islam (Leiden, 1954–)