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This front matter section of the book Islam in South Asia: A Short History contains the table of contents, the acknowledgements, the list of abbreviations, the list of illustrations, and a map showing the cities and central lines of communication in early modern South Asia. The book covers early Muslim expansion and the formative phase with its constituencies in context of early cultural encounter, after Arab traders had landed at Malabar and Kerala, and produced a unique blend of Islamicated culture. It deals with the establishment of Muslim empire cultures oscillating between Islamic and Islamicate, between centralised and regionalised power.

Keywords: Islamicated culture; Muslim empire cultures; South Asia



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