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Temple desecration and indo-Muslim states -Richard M Eaton Hindu nationalists have represented whole sale temple destruction by muslims in this period. Evidence found in Persian material, especially influencial has been the eight volume history of India. As told by its own historians. First published in 1849 and edited by Sir Henry M eliiot. Eliot keen to contrast what he understood as the justice and efficiency of british rule and cruelty and despotism of the muslim rulers. He considers the English men had brought to Indians, in merely half a century far greater benefits, than muslims have brought in five centuries. Muhammad Habib-the peichaaceful indian musalman, descended beyond doubt from Hindu ancestors. Select views of Eliot and Dowsons selective translations. Selective use of epigraphic data. Inscription dated 1455 found over the door way of the tomb shrine in Dhar, mentions the destruction of a Hindu temple by a one Abdullah Shah Changal, during the reign of Raja Bhoja. Raja Bhoja embraces Islam through wisdom, Abdullah Shah came broke the images of false deities and turned the temple into a mosque. Muslisms in mid 15 th century Malwa, constructed that origins, by which a particular community at a particular time and place. Central to the story are the themes of conversion martyrdom and redemption. Early instances of Temple desecration Two centuries before 1192 persionies turks systematically raided and looted major urban centres in north India. The pattern commence in 986 when the Ghaznavid sultan Sabukitijin attacked and defeated Hindu Shahi Raja who controlled the region between Kabul and north west Punjab. Conquest serving to facilitate conversion and conversion to legitimize conquest. His son Mahmud of Ghazni undertook subsequent invasions for purely material reasons. To finance larger political objectives to the west in Kurasan. From mid 11 th century, Mahmud’s successors cut off from their military man power in central asia, first by the seljuqs and then by the Ghurids became progressively more provincial. Ghaznavids continues predatory raids of the Indian interior, for booty, although these appeared to be less destructive. When the Guruks arrived from central Afghanistan towards the end of the 12 th century, they swept aside the Ghaznavids and with their Turkish slaves ushered in a new sort of state, with the base in the middle of the indo-gangetic plain. Selective temple desecration to delegitimize and extirpate defeated Indian ruling houses. Sufism and State building
Abd-al-Milik-Isami in 1350 wrote that in every country, there is man of piety who keeps it going well, conception of how of religion and politics interrelate. Isami’s view-Delhi sultanate was saved from Mongol conquest because of respect shown by sultan Muhammad bin Tughlaq for the memory of the founder of the Chishti order in India. Shaikh Mu-in-al-din Chisty. Among all South Asian Sufi orders, the Chisties were the most closely identified, with the political fortunes of Indo-Muslim states. Planting of such states in parts of South Asis previously not touched by Islamic rule.

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