عنوان مقاله [English]
Abstract After the establishment of the Ghaznavid government in 351 AH, the kings of this government attacked different parts of India in order to expand their territory and to gain political legitimacy and economic benefits. The scope and intensity of these attacks expanded especially during the reign of Sultan Mahmud. This research, using a descriptive-analytical method and based on library sources, seeks to answer what repercussions the attacks of Sultan Mahmud had on the sources of this era. According to the findings of this study, the poetic and prose works of the Ghaznavid era, though highlighting the economic dimensions of those conquests, by addressing issues such as ruining Hindu temples and constructing mosques instead, teaching Islamic principles, sending portions of trophies to the center of the Islamic Caliphate, and also allocating some portions to Sadat, religious motives of Sultan Mahmud has been said to be the main reason behind those conquests.