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Unformatted text preview: India & the Indian Ocean Basin The collapse of the Gupta empire occurred but the idea of centralizing did not die off with it. King Harsha restored the unified rule in most of northern India temporarily. He had a good reputation for piety, liberality and scholarship. He was a Buddhist and did much. Due to an assassin he was killed and left with no heirs, the empire fell and local rulers ruled northern India. Establishment of Islamic states in India happened through military when Arab forces entered India. Around 711 a well-organized expedition conquered Sind, a Indus River valley in NW India. 2nd way is through conquerors bringing them here to Sind.3rd route was through migrations and invasions of Turkish- speaking people from central Asia. An Islamic state was established it was known as the sultanate of Delhi. Though India was separated by politics; the southern part of the Indian subcontinent escaped the invasions, chronic war and turmoil. Competition between the states normally cause regional wars but invasions, chronic war and turmoil....
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- Spring '11
- Economic Development, India., Indus River valley, Indian Ocean Basin, Turkish- speaking people