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Eastern Persian Sunni dynasty of the mid-twelfth to early thirteenth centuries. Tribal mountain chiefs who defeated the Ghaznavids in Afghanistan and India and the Khwarazmis in Iran. Generous patrons of literature, architecture, and the arts. Made regular incursions into India, conquering as far east as Bengal. Their slave generals became the first Muslim sultans of Delhi.

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