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Forging a Region: Sultans, Traders, and Pilgrims in Gujarat, 1200-1500

Samira Sheikh


Gujarat is a recently created modern state in India. In 1960, Bombay state was divided into Gujarat and Maharashtra based on linguistic and cultural differences. The campaign for the establishment of a separate state of Gujarat was driven in large part by the writings and personal efforts of K.M. Munshi (1887–1971), an ardent Gujarati nationalist who called for statehood because of his desire to restore the ancient asmitā or glory of Gujarat. This book traces the history of Gujarat, focusing on the late twelfth to the end of the fifteenth century. During the twelfth century, a ‘vernacular poli ... More

Keywords: Gujarat, statehood, Caulukyas, settlement, politics, religion, trade, pastoralism, patronage, K.M. Munshi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780198060192
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060192.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samira Sheikh, author
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London