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India, medieval era migrations

Migration A–Z

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  1. Annette Schmiedchen

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm286

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Schmiedchen, A. 2013. India, medieval era migrations. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • Asia;
  • empire;
  • rights;
  • social change;
  • cross-cultural