Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Čāmpānēr
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, a ruined city of India, in Gud̲j̲arāt, Bombay, lying beneath the hill fort of Pāvāgarh. In 1484, Maḥmūd S̲h̲āh I of Gud̲j̲arāt, after a long siege, captured the hill-fort from its Rād̲j̲pūt chief, and founded the city, which he made his capital, under the name of Maḥmūdābād Čāmpānēr. In 1535, it was pillaged by Humāyūn, and shortly afterwards the capital was transferred back to Aḥmadābād. The Bhādar or citadel and the Ḏj̲āmiʿ Masd̲j̲id, both built by Maḥmūd S̲h̲āh with other buildings, still r…

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Cotton, J. S., “Čāmpānēr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1688>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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