Medieval Indian History

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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Mu'izz ad-Din Muhammad - Muhammad of Ghor - Muhammad Ghauri - Ghurid Dynasty - Establishment of Muslim Delhi Sultanate

Muhammad of Ghor – Muhammad Ghauri – Mohammad Ghori – Mu’izz ad-Din Muhammad – Ghurid Dynasty – Establishment of Muslim Delhi Sultanate

Mu’izz ad-Din Muhammad (Muhammad of Ghor) also known as Sultan Shahab-Ud-din Muhammad Ghuri or Muhammad Ghauri or Mohammad Ghori was born in 1149 AD in the region of Ghuri in Central Afghanistan. Muhammad of Ghori was the son of Sultan Baha al-din Sam and brother of Ghiyath-ad-din Muhammad, the ruler of […]

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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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The Western Ganga Dynasty of Karnataka – Constructed Lord Bahubali Sculpture in Shravanabelagola

The Western Ganga Dynasty of Karnataka – Constructed Lord Bahubali Sculpture in Shravanabelagola

The Western Ganga Dynasty was a powerful clan which ruled over Karnataka from 350 CE They are called as Western Ganga Dynasty to differentiate them from the Eastern Ganga Dynasty of Orissa. The founder of this dynasty was Konganivarman Madhava. In the beginning of their rule, their capital was in […]

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Bhuvaraha Narasimha Temple Halasi, North Karnataka - Kadamba Architecture

The Kadamba Kingdom of Karnataka – Successors of Pallavas – 340 CE – 537 CE

The Kadamba Dynasty (around 340 CE – 537 CE) was a powerful royal family which ruled over present Northern Karnataka and some nearby areas with Bavanasi as their capital. Ancestry of Kadamba Dynasty Mayurasharma (around 340 CE) is credited to be the founder of this dynasty by defeating the Pallavas. […]

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Sculpture during King Gopala I - Around 750 CE

Gopala I – The Founder of Pala Dynasty – 750 CE – 770 CE – Father of Dharmapala

Gopala I founded the great Pala dynasty of Bengal in ancient Indian subcontinent. He ruled for twenty years, from 750 CE to 770 CE and was the very first elected king in the history of South Asia. “Pala”- the last part of Gopala’s name is carried by all Pala kings. […]

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Bappa Rawal - Founder of Mewar Dynasty - Winner of Battle of Rajasthan - 713 AD - 753 AD

Bappa Rawal – Founder of Mewar Dynasty – Winner of Battle of Rajasthan – 713 AD – 753 AD

Bappa Rawal was the 8th ruler of the Dynasty of Guhilot Rajput after his father Rawal Mahendra-II. He was also the founder of the Dynasty of Mewar (Rajasthan, India). Bappa Rawal is considered as the descendent of the great king Maharaja Yashodharman, who, in 528 AD, earned glory by defeating […]

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