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Indian History Part 65 The Bahmani Kingdom Section II The Gulbarga Sultans

Canberra, 31 March 2018 On his death bed, Bahman Shah nominated Prince Muhammad as his heir and exhorted all other princes and nobles to be loyal to him. Muhammad came to the throne with no opposition and celebrated his coronation with great pomp and ceremony, assuming the title Muhammad Shah. The huge expenses for the […]

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Indian History Part 56 The Tughluq Dynasty Section X The Whimpering End

Canberra, 6 September 2017   Timur left North-Western India in shambles—bleeding and in utter confusion and chaos. The entire countryside was ravaged, plundered and burned to the ground making it easy for famine and pestilence to spread. Trade, commerce and other signs of normalcy had vanished along with all trappings of prosperity. The city of […]

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Indian History Part 56 The Tughluq Dynasty Section VIII The Later Tughluqs: A Decade of Decline

Canberra, 12 August 2017   The story of the Tughluqs after the death of Firuz Shah is one of rebellions, assassinations and deceit, within the realm of worthless sultans. It is a continuous saga of faithless ministers and nobles who manipulated their inept masters like master puppeteers. The process of political disintegration had already started […]

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Indian History Part 56 The Tughluq Dynasty Section VI Firuz Shah Tughluq: Military Endeavors

  Canberra, 10 July 2017 Firuz Shah waged no wars of conquest as such, but he was not a pacifist. In many ways he was a gentle and cultured person and although the bulk of the army had been distributed to the nobles to maintain, he kept a large contingent of 80-90,000 cavalry in Delhi. […]

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