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It would help to have specific examples of textbooks or courses that associate the Mughals with the medieval period, but the article "Early Modern India and World History" (Richards, 1992) argues that the Mughals should in fact be seen as part of the early modern period: For South Asian history I believe it makes a good deal of sense to use the ...


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The only explanation I can guess is that the USA saw Pakistan's attack on India in 1965 as a possible shift of balance of power in favor of communist China. Pakistan was a member of US-led anti-communist pole (SEATO, CENTO, etc) from its inception. But, due to the hostility of China with India, Pakistan started to warm relations with China ("An enemy of ...


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The answer is in the Wikipedia article on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965: "Following the start of the 1965 war, both the United States and Britain took the view that the conflict was largely Pakistan's fault, and suspended all arms shipments to both India and Pakistan." The source cited by Wikipedia for that statement is Pakistan : a country ...


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Conversion to Christianity was not the only option women had. The purpose of the 1939 Act was to “consolidate and clarify” provisions already available to Muslim women. Contemporary writer Sheikh Abdul Haq pointed out the use of conversion to obtain a divorce had two issues. First, that it was a misinterpretation of Muslim law by non-Muslim courts. Second, ...


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I agree with justCal. The British-Indian Army Supply and Transport Corps employed British SNCOs on attachment. Your second photo shows a blue patrol jacket with the white collar ‘facing’ (as it was called) of the IASC. The roll of these British SNCOs was kept on the Unattached List (Indian Army) and from this list the best men were selected to be ...


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We don't have any decipherable native writing from the subcontinent until the 3rd Century BC. This means anything we know about what was going on in the area prior to the Maurya Empire has to be derived either from the records of neighboring civilizations, or via archeology. Greek accounts are particularly useful during the periods of time that Greek armies ...


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