The Delhi Sultanate (1206 – 1526 AD)
Sources of Medieval Indian History: Tarikh i Firoze Shahi (Ziauddin ba-rani); Tuzuk-i-Mubarak Shahi (Yahaya bin Ahmed Sirhindi); Futuhat-i-Firoze Shahi (Firoze Shah Tughluq), etc.
The invasions of Mahmud of Ghazni and Muhammad Ghori introduced anew political chapter in India.
The campaigns of Muhammad Ghori paved the way for the rule of the Turks and the Afghans.
Mahmud of Ghazni targeted the North Indian temple cities for wealth and iconoclastic fervour.
Muhammad Ghori nominated his trusted and prominent slave, Qutu-buddin Aibak as his representative to govern the newly conquered regions in India. It was the beginning of slave dynasty.
Delhi became the centre of the Turkish and Afghan power.
The Turkish rule from Delhi came to be known as the Delhi Sultanate.
The phrase ‘Delhi Sultanate’ is applied to the history of Northern India ex-tending from 1206 to 1526.