History of Medieval India

Medieval India

Medieval India The period from the 8th to 12th century in political life in India is particularly dominated by the presence of large number of states. The bigger ones tried to establish their supremacy in northern India and the Deccan. The main contenders in this struggle for supremacy were the Pratiharas, the Palas and the … Read more

Delhi Sultanate | Tughlaq Dynasty

Delhi Sultanate | Tughlaq Dynasty

Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq laid the foundation of the Tughlaq dynasty. The Tughlaq was the personal name of the Ghiyasuddin. According to some scholars the Tughlaqs belonged to the race of Qarauna Turks. Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq had to face numerous problems as the sultan. There were riots in various parts of the empire and the royal treasury was … Read more

Delhi Sultanate | The Saiyyid Dynasty

Delhi Sultanate | The Saiyyid Dynasty

Khizr Khan was not only the founder of the Saiyyid Dynasty but also its ablest ruler. Khizr Khan did not rule as a sovereign ruler but professed to rule as the deputy of Timur’s son and successor. He assumed the title of Shah and got the Khutba read in his name. In 1412 he conquered … Read more

Delhi Sultanate | Khalji Dynasty

Delhi Sultanate | Khalji Dynasty

Jalaluddin Khalji was the founder of the Khalji Dynasty. He came to power after the over throw of the slave dynasty. Thus the coming of the Khaljis to power was more than a dynastic change. Their ascendency is known as the Khalji imperialism because with the accession of Jalaluddin Khalji on the throne of Delhi … Read more

Delhi Sultanate

Delhi Sultanate

The real founder of the Muslim Empire in India was Shihabuddin Muhmmad Ghori or Muhammad of Ghur. It is the true that Muhammad Bin Qasim was the first Muslim invader of India but he failed to carve out a Muslim empire in India on account of his premature death. Mahmud of Ghazni also failed to … Read more