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DELHI SULTANATE, Muslim kingdom established in northern India by Central Asian Turkish warlords at the turn of the 13th century and continuing in an increasingly persianized milieu until its conquest by Ba@bor (q.v.) in 932/1526.
Jackson, "The Mongols and the Delhi Sultanate in the Reign of Muhammad Tughluq (1324-1351)," Central Asiatic Journal 19, 1975, pp.
Wright, The Coinage and Metrology of the Sultans of Delhi, Oxford, 1936.
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 Delhi Sultanate - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
DELHI SULTANATE [Delhi Sultanate] refers to the various Muslim dynasties that ruled in India (1210-1526).
In 1206, Qutb ud-Din, one of his generals, proclaimed himself sultan of Delhi and founded a line of rulers called the Slave dynasty, because he and several of the sultans who claimed succession from him were originally military slaves.
With the sack of Delhi by Timur in 1398, the once great sultanate fell, although local rulers lingered on at Delhi until the invasion of Babur and the Mughal conquest.
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 History of INDIA - THE SUBCONTINENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The power of the Delhi sultanate grows during the Khalji period and reaches its greatest extent under the Tughluqs, when most of the rulers in the subcontinent accept the sultan as their overlord.
Delhi itself is devastated by the violent arrival of Timur in 1398.
During the declining years of the Delhi sultanate, a great Hindu empire is established in the south.
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 Delhi,New Delhi India,Delhi Tourism,Travel to New Delhi India
Delhi is truly a symbol of the old and the new; a blend of ancient well preserved monuments and temples along with jam-packed burger joints and upmarket shopping malls.
Delhi may seem daunting to a first time visitor but as a national capital and the gateway to the North, it is a must visit city on any travelers itinerary.
The earliest reference to a settlement at Delhi is found in the epic Mahabharata, which mentions a city called Indraprastha, built about 1400 BC under the direction of 'Yudhistra', a 'Pandava' king, on a huge mound somewhere between the sites where the historic Old Fort and Humayun's Tomb were later to be located.
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 India The Delhi Sultanate - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
The sultanate was in constant flux as five dynasties rose and fell: Mamluk or Slave (1206-90), Khalji (1290-1320), Tughluq (1320-1413), Sayyid (1414-51), and Lodi (1451-1526).
The effective rule of a sultan depended largely on his ability to control the strategic places that dominated the military highways and trade routes, extract the annual land tax, and maintain personal authority over military and provincial governors.
Sultan Ala-ud-Din made an attempt to reassess, systematize, and unify land revenues and urban taxes and to institute a highly centralized system of administration over his realm, but his efforts were abortive.
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 Delhi Sultans and Rajas 1300-1526 by Sanderson Beck
Delhi Sultans and Rajas 1300-1526 by Sanderson Beck
The Sultan connived at Alp Khan's murder in the palace, and Khidr Khan was imprisoned.
Tughluq restored some administration to the Delhi sultanate by appointing honest governors and reducing taxation to one-tenth of the gross produce, while his son and successor conquered the Pandyas in the south and took Madura.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Delhi Sultanate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Delhi Sultanate DELHI SULTANATE [Delhi Sultanate] refers to the various Muslim dynasties that ruled in India (1210-1526).
Delhi DELHI [Delhi], union territory and city, N central India.
One of the earliest Muslim monuments in India, it was erected (c.1230) by Iltutmish of the Delhi Sultanate.
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 Background Info | Delhi Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Popular Hindu mythology claims that Delhi was the site of the fabled city of Indraprastha, which featured in the Mahabharata over 3000 years ago, but historical evidence suggests that the area has been settled for around 2500 years.
The Delhi Sultanate lasted from 1206 to 1526, despite its inconsistent rule, and was followed by the mighty Moghuls from 1526 to 1857.
Delhi was not the capital of India at the time, but it was an important commercial centre and had a population of 150,000 by the start of the 20th century.
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 History of Delhi
With the defeat of Prithviraja, the Chauhan leader, in the hands of the Muslims towards the end of the I2th century, Delhi became the capital of the Pathan Sultans and eventually of the Mughals.
Delhi abounds in relics and remains, a glorious reminder of its past.
However, it is the mosques, tombs and citadels of the Pothans and the Mughals that are among Delhi's significant monumental remains, often spoken of as constituting the seven cities - Dhilli or Dhillika, Siri, Tughluqabad, Jahanpanah, Firuzabad, Shahajanabad.
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 Delhi Travel in India,New Delhi Tour Travel in India,Delhi City Tour in India
Down the ages the region in and around modern Delhi saw Lalkot built in the mid-11th century, Siri established by Allauddin Khilji, Tughlakabad, and Ferozabad built by the Tughlaks followed by the city of the Lodis and then came Shahjahanabad, capital of the Mughals under Shah Jahan.
New Delhi reflects the legacy the British left behind, distinction between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively.
Delhi also serves as the major gateway for touring the internationally known toursim destinations of Agra and Jaipur.
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 Notes on The Delhi Sultanate
The Delhi Sultanate was the key to control of Hindustan (Northwest India) in the first half of the sixteenth century.
When BBB took the Delhi Sultanate he became ruler of Hindustan and this was the real start of the Mughal Empire.
In 1555 Humayun recovered the throne of Delhi.
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 Delhi - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Delhi, city in northern India, capital of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
It is situated on the Yamuna River (a tributary of the Ganges...
The country’s capital city, New Delhi is located in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, on the Yamuna River....
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 Administration Under the Sultans of Delhi [1206-1526]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The downfall of the Delhi Sultanate was followed by the rise of the Mughal Empire
Sultan: The Sultan was the head of the state.
The chief responsibilities of the Sultan were the protection of the state, the settlement of disputes, the defense of the realm of Islam, the enforcement of laws, the collection of taxes, and the welfare of people.
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 Moslem Indian -- DBA 83b
In the major battle outside Delhi Timur faced elephants for the first time; his answer was to use a force of camels with brush tied to their backs, set alight to charge into the ranks of the elephants.
I'm not certain if the Turks who conquered Delhi and formed the Delhi sultanate in the first decade of 1200 would be more accurately described as a Ghuzz or Khwarizmian army; certainly one of the two.
The Delhi sultanate was involved in regular defensive warfare against the Mongols and their Persian successors the Ilkhans.
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 Delhi Sultanate
The sultans of Delhi were the successors of the Ghaznavids and Ghurids in the Punjab and northern India.
In 1290 the "slave sultans" were toppled by the Khilji dynasty (1290-1320); Aladdin Khalji (1296-1316) repelled the Mongols and conquered the Deccan (central India) for Islam.
In 1398 Delhi was occupied by Timur lenk.
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 Delhi Sultanate in India - History for Kids!
In 1192 AD, the Muslim general Muhammed Ghor captured Delhi and established a dynasty of rulers which, together with some later dynasties, is known as the Delhi Sultanate.
This was the time of the greatest power of the Delhi Sultanate, when the Sultans in Delhi could control even the most southern part of India, at least some of the time.
In the end, Delhi was sacked by the Mongol invader Tamerlane or Timur in 1398, which pretty much ended the power of the Delhi Sultanate.
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 The Delhi Sultanate - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Delhi Sultanate was the first Islamic state to be established in India.
In a broad-ranging, accessible narrative, Peter Jackson traces the history of the Sultanate from its foundation in 1210 to its demise in 1400 at the sack of Delhi by the Central Asian conqueror, Tamerlane.
During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Sultanate was the principal bastion of Islam in the subcontinent.
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 Find best hotels in New Delhi India, Travel tours on Indian Culture, 4 star hotels in Delhi India
New Delhi was proclaimed the capital of India by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), and is tree-lined and spacious.
For the next 300 years Delhi was wracked by political instability especially in 1398, when the city was sacked by another Central Asian warlord, Timur.
Too timid to challenge the Sultanate on their own, they requested help from Timur's grandson, Babur, who battled the Lodis into submission and launched the Mughal Empire, which would knit together huge swaths of South Asia for the next two centuries.
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 History of Delhi - History Information - Delhi Historical Information - Delhi
Delhi, like any other city in India has its own stories, own rulers, own achievements and own wars of destruction.
The most prominent rulers of the era were Iltumish(1211-36), Raziya Sultan, the only female sulatn of Delhi (ruled Delhi for four years), Balban(1266-86) who the former slave of Iltumish and Nasir-ud din.
The demise of Lodi Sultanate braught end to centuries of cultural stagnation and there was a rise of great Mughals.
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 Taimurs Invasion,Invasion By Tamerlane,Invasion By Taimur In Delhi,History of Taimurs Invasion
Enjoying the privilege of a being a capital of diverse dynasties, Delhi, has evolved as a museum showcasing the royalty of the ruling elite's and their monumental heritage.
Towards the end of 1397, news reached Delhi that the armies of a certain Turkish king of Mongol descent had crossed the Indus.
Also once the plundering of Delhi was over, there is no evidence of Timur sticking around and urging the people of Delhi to see the light.
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 Delhi Sultanate - Simple English Wikipedia
The Delhi Sultanate (دلی سلطنت), or Sulthanath-e-Hind (سلطنتِ ہند) / Sulthanath-e-Dilli (سلطنتِ دلی) are the Afghan dynasties that were controlling India from 1210 to 1526.
Mahmud Nasir ud din (Sultan Mahmud II) at Delhi (1393 - 1394)
Majumdar, R. (ed.), The History and Culture of the Indian People, Volume VI, The Delhi Sultanate, (Bombay) 1960; Volume VII, The Mughal Empire, (Bombay) 1973.
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 Kingdoms of India
The Sultanate was founded by a slave of the Ghurid Sultan Mohammed III.
The Delhi Sultanate began in Lahore, but subsequent rulers extended their territory and Delhi became the capital.
The Sultanate of Delhi is conquered and merged with the Moghul Empire.
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 Razia Biography
As sultan, he had consolidated Turkish control of northern India and his empire extended from Prashar in the northwest to the Brahmaputra River in Bengal and Gujurat and Orissa in the south.
Under other dynasties, however, the Delhi sultanate would persist until 1525, achieving its maximum physical extent under the reign of Muhammad ibn Tughluk in the first half of the fourteenth century, when most of the subcontinent was under the sultan's dominion.
Although the Delhi sultanate regained control of most of northern India in the early sixteenth century, it was finally destroyed by Babur, founder of the Mughal empire, in 1526.
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 Delhi Escape Apartments
Among the other dynasties that laid claim to Delhi were the Tornor Rajputs and the Chauhan Rajputs.
Between 12th to 17th centuries  period, some of the most outstanding monuments were built which stand as past glory of the Afghan and Mughal architecture.
The basis of what is today Old Delhi, including the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, was built during the reign of the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658).
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 1483 Online. Sultanate of Delhi
According to Indian folklore, Delhi was to be the site of the magnificent and opulent Indraprastha, capital of the Pandavas in the Indian epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC.
The Delhi Sultanate rule continued to extend into southern India, first by the Delhi Sultans, then by the breakaway Bahmani Sultanate of Gulbarga.
The Delhi Sultanate is the only Sultanate to stake a claim to possessing one of, if not the only female ruler in India, Razia Sultan (1236-1240).
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 The End of the Delhi Sultanate by Ashish Nangia
The once mighty city of the Delhi Sultanate, home to kings and dynasties, was left a shattered wreck.
This was, as it would eventually turn out, a mere pause, for the death knell of the Sultanate had long been sounded, and it only remained for Babur to invade India to lay the foundation of that mightiest of dynasties in India – the great Mughals.
Building work in Delhi continued after a fashion, yet the prodigious output of the previous dynasties in terms of capitals, fortresses and civil work was replaced by a more somber, funerary architecture of tombs and mosques.
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 Islam Is Great Religion Part 3 - Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sultan Alauddin constructed the famous Jamia Masjid and Shamsi Hauz in Delhi.
Sultan Ghiasuddin Tughluq died in an accident [1325].
Delhi Sultanate in disarray during 1394-98 due to infighting among Tughluqs.
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