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Mandesh is the historical name by which the mountain region of Ghor was called .[1]


The region was governed under a Malik named 'Amir' Suri and the mostly Hindu population was not yet converted to Islam.[1]


The word Mandesh is probably a corruption of Madhyadesh from Sanskrit word Madhya (मध्य)Central + Desh (देश) land or country, because it was a mountain province right in the middle of that region.

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  1. ^ a b c E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936, Volume 7 By Martijn Theodoor Houtsma Page 161