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1206-1526 Sultans of Delhi pph

Qutbuddin Aibak

Qutbuddin Aibak is known in history as the founder of the slave dynasty and it is believed that the dynasty derives its name from Qutbuddin who was originally a slave. But it is also true that before accession, Qutbuddin had received the letter of manumission from his master (Mohammad Ghori) ... Read More »

Shamsuddin Iltutmism

Shamsuddin Iltutmish was a slave of Qutbuddin Aibak. Due to the good education and wide knowledge of the Islamic world, which he acquired during the early days of his adversity, he quickly rose to be the amir- i- shikar and son in law of his master within a decade. In ... Read More »

Razia Sultana

Razia the daughter of Iltutmish, succeeded her half brother Rukhnuddin Firoz Shah as the Sultan of Delhi. As her brother was lazy and engaged in sensual pleasures and failed to rule properly. Razia was a highly educated lady of courage and foresight. She was brought up by Iltutmish like a ... Read More »

Nasiruddin Mahmood

Nasiruddin Mahmud was the posthumous child of the eldest son of Iltutmish named Shahzada Nasiruddin. Due to the intense love for eldest son, Iltutmish gave same name to his eldest son to his grandson. Iltutmish wanted the young baby to be considered his son and not grandson for dynastic reasons. ... Read More »

Ghaisuddin Balban

Balban was an Ilbari Turk. His original name was Bahauddin. In his youth he was imprisoned and sold as a slave in Baghdad by the Mogols. Then Iltutmish purchased him from his master in 1233. He enjoyed high posts during Iltutmish and Razia‚Äôs reign, but he proved treacherous and played ... Read More »

Jalaluddin Khilji

Malik Feroz, the founder of Khalji dynasty, ascended the throne on 3rd June, 1290 as Jalaluddin Firoz Shah. The Khaljis were Central Asian in origin but had lived in Afghanistan so long that they had become different from the Turks in their customs and manners. The Muslim population of Delhi ... Read More »

Amir Timur

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Alauddin Khilji

Alauddin Khalji was the nephew and son- in- law of Jalaluddin Khalji. After the downfall of the Malik Chajju and after being appointed the governor of Karah near Allahabad, he won over the confidence of the Sultan by handing over a large amount of booty to him which he had ... Read More »

Ghiyasuddin Tughluq

Ghiyath-ud-din Tughlaq was the founder of Tughlaq Dynasty. His father Malik Tughlaq was a Turkish slave of Ghiyath-ud-din Balban and his mother was a Jat lady of Punjab. Their son distinguished himself in the service of the Sultans of Delhi, and for his brilliant and victorious campaigns against Mongols earned ... Read More »

Muhammad Bin Tughluq

Muhammad bin Tughlaq Shah, generally known as Muhammad Tughlaq, who ascended the throne on the death of his father has been a puzzle to the historians. He received a good liberal education, and was highly gifted and accomplished. He was well versed in logic, philosophy, mathematics, astronomy and physical sciences ... Read More »

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