India, medieval era migrations
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Schmiedchen, A. 2013. India, medieval era migrations. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
The term “India” will be used to denote the geographical extent of premodern Indian culture, comprising mainly the territories of the present Indian Union, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, but also Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Middle Ages in India were particularly characterized by migrations of political-military, economic, and religious motivations. There is plenty of evidence for migrations to and within India, as well as – although to a lesser degree – from India to other regions.
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