Ustrushana


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Ustrushana

 

(also Usrushana), an early medieval region in Central Asia. Ancient Ustrushana was part of Sogdiana. It was an independent kingdom from the fifth century to 822, when it was conquered by the Arabs. Its ruler (afshin) Kavus converted to Islam. Ustrushana became part of the Samanid state in 893. Its capital, Bunjikat, was located near the present-day village of Shakhristan in Ura-Tiube Raion, Leninabad Oblast, Tadzhik SSR, where the palace of the afshins, containing fragments of paintings and woodcarvings, was excavated.

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Negmatov, N. N., and S. G. Khmel’nitskii. Srednevekovyi Shakhristan. Dushanbe, 1966. (In-t istorii im. Donisha: Material’-naia kul’tura Ustrushany, vol. 1.)
Gafurov, B. G. Tadzhiki. Moscow, 1972.
Pulatov, U. P. Chil’khudzhra. Dushanbe, 1975. (Material’naia kul’tura Ustrushany, fasc. 3.)
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Afshin admitted Islam and went to Baghdad and stimulated Mamun to occupy Ustrushana and offered a close path to reach the land.
8) There are other analogues as well, such as a seventh-century Sogdian mural in Ustrushana depicting the she-wolf with twin boys.
See Burchard Brenjes, "Zur Kunst and Religion der Afshinen der Ustrushana," in Orientalia Iosephi Tucci Memoriae Diana, vol.