By Iqtidar Alam Khan

For the aim of the ancient Dictionary of Medieval India, the interval from a thousand A.D. to 1526 A.D. could be thought of India's medieval occasions. The turbulent heritage of this era is informed during the book's chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on key humans, historic geography, arts, associations, occasions, and different very important phrases.

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A slave of the Ghaurid prince Mu‘izz al-Din Muhammad and appointed by him to administer conquered territories in India after the overthrow of Prithviraja III in the second battle of Tarain (1192). Aibak occupied Delhi, which had held out for some time after Prithviraja’s defeat, and made it his seat of power. ” On Mu‘izz al-Din’s death in 1206, Aibak is reported to have formally proclaimed himself an independent sultan, but this is not confirmed by surviving coins. He disarmed opposition to his acquisition of sovereign status within the Ghaurid Empire by marrying a daughter of Taj al-Din Yildiz, who was Mu‘izz al-Din’s successor at Ghazni.

Alp Khan held Multan as his iqta‘ for some time. From there he was transferred, in 1310, to Gujarat. qxd 4/1/08 1:32 PM Page 25 AMIR ‘ALI BARID SHAH • 25 reconstruction of temples destroyed during the Muslim conquest. As a maternal uncle and father-in-law of the heir apparent, he became influential at the court in the latter part of ‘Ala al-Din Khalji’s reign. During the last few months of ‘Ala al-Din’s life (1315), a bitter controversy arose between him and Malik Kafur, the viceroy (na’ib) who suspected Alp Khan of trying to influence the ailing sultan’s mind with the help of his sister, the chief wife.

Many Afghan clans settled in the Punjab during Tughlaq rule. After capturing power at Delhi in 1451, Bahlul Lodi encouraged the settlement of Afghan clans in different parts of north India. An Afghan population grew in Bihar during Sikandar Lodi’s reign. ). The author of Tarikh-i Firuz Shahi was a descendant of Malik Sa‘d ul-Mulk Shahab ‘Afif, an important revenue official during Ghiyas al-Din Tughlaq’s reign (1320–1325). He appears to have written a history of the Tughlaq dynasty some time after Timur’s invasion (1398).

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