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 Letter to the Ottoman Sultan Selim I about the Christians controlling the coasts of India
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Letter to the Ottoman Sultan Selim I

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Malik Ayāz-i Khāṣṣ-i Sulṭānī, Meliqueaz

Date: 23 November 1518

Original Language: Persian

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Malik Ayāz’s letter to Sultan Selim I was in response to the latter’s letter to him, which unfortunately is untraceable. Malik Ayāz’s letter, however, can be found in Feridun Bey’s Mün ṣeat and in the Mün ṣeat-i Fārsī of ʿAbdullah Efendi. The only extensive discussion of this letter occurs in a recent article by Alam and Subrahmanyam.

The fir…

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Balachandran, Jyoti Gulati, “ Letter to the Ottoman Sultan Selim I about the Christians controlling the coasts of India”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26069>
First published online: 2015



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