Mamluk Dynasty

Qutbu l-Din Aibak - Founder of Delhi Sultanate -1206 AD -1210 AD

Qutubuddin Aibak – Qutb al-Din Aibak – Founder of Slave Dynasty and Delhi Sultanate – Successor of Muhammad Ghori -1206 AD – 1210 AD

Qutb al-Din Aibak or Qutubuddin Aibak was the actual founder of Turkish Power in India. He was the founder of Mamluk Dynasty (or Slave Dynasty) of Delhi Sultanate. Qutubuddin Aibak came into rule in 1206 AD. He was born in Turkestan and his parents were Turkish. When Qutubuddin Aibak was […]

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Malik Altunia - Governor of Bhatinda - Close Confidant of Razia Sultan - 1213 AD - 1240 AD

Malik Altunia – Malik Ikhtiyaruddin Altunia – Close Confidant of Razia Sultan – Governor of Bhatinda – 1213 AD – 1240 AD

Malik Altunia or Malik Ikhtiyaruddin Altunia  was the legislative head of Bhatinda (Punjab) in India under the guideline of the Delhi Sultanate under the Mamluk Sultanate. He drove a rebellion against Razia Sultana, the Sultana of Delhi. To escape demise, Razia consented to wed Altunia. Altunia and Razia embraced to […]

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Jamaluddin Yakut - Loyal Minister of Razia Sultan - 1200 AD - 1240 AD

Jamaluddin Yakut – Loyal Minister of Razia Sultan – 1200 AD – 1240 AD

Jamal ud Din Yaqut (likewise Jamaluddin Yakut) was an African Siddi slave-turned-aristocrat who was a close associate of Razia Sultana, the first female ruler of the Delhi Sultanate in India. Razia Sultana’s support made him a persuasive individual from the court, inciting racial threat amongst the nobles and pastorate, who […]

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Shah Turkan - Turkish Slave of Shamsuddin Iltutmish - Mother of Ruknuddin Iltutmish - 1195 AD - 1236 AD

Shah Turkan – Turkish Slave of Shamsuddin Iltutmish – Mother of Ruknuddin Iltutmish – 1195 AD – 1236 AD

Shah Turkan (1195 AD – 1236 AD) is supposed to be a Turkish Slave, and the leader of all the Iltutmish Sultan harem. She took up the title of ‘Khudawand-i-Jahan’ to her name and ascends to the position of “the best woman of the harem, and her place of living […]

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Rukn ud din Firuz – Brief Successor of Shams ud din Iltutmish - 7th April 1236 AD to 19th November 1236 AD

Ruknuddin Firuz – Rukn ud din Firoz – Brief Successor of Shams ud din Iltutmish – 7th April 1236 AD to 19th November 1236 AD

Ruknuddin Firuz (or Firoz) was the fourth sultan of the Mamluk Sultanate (Slave Dynasty). He ruled for only seven months, 7th April 1236 AD to 19th November 1236 AD, which is said to be a less time contrasted with different rulers of Mamluk Dynasty of Delhi Sultanate. Ruknuddin Firuz – […]

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Illtutmish, Shamsuddin - d. 1236 AD

Shamsuddin Iltutmish – Founder of Delhi Sultanate – Third Ruler of Slave Dynasty – 1211 AD -1236 AD – Father of Razia Sultan

Iltutmish (1211 AD – 1236 AD) Iltutmish is regarded by numerous historians as a real consolidator and founder of the Delhi Sultanate and the slave Dynasty. According to those historians, Qutub ud din Aibak ruled this dynasty for just four years. There was a lot of chaos after his death […]

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Razia Sultan - First Female Sultan of Delhi - 1236 AD

Razia Sultan – Successor of Sultan Shams-ud-din Iltutmish – First Female Sultan of Delhi Sultanate – 1236 AD – 1240 AD

Razia Sultan (also called Radiyya Sultana or Raziyya Sultan or Raziya Sultan) is one of the most memorable names in Indian sub-continental history specially the Sultanate of Delhi. Jalalat-Ud-Din Razia shortly known as Razia Sultan was the Daughter of Sultan Shams-ud-din Iltutmish, who became the first and the last woman ascended to the […]

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