The first Islamic rule in the country started with emperor Qutub-ud-din Aibak. The interesting thing about Aibak is that he used to be a slave of a Tajik ruler, Muhammad Ghori who captured Delhi in 1193. 

It was from there that the city saw the rise of what is known as the ‘Delhi Sultanate’. The powerful Sultanate lasted for over two and a half centuries covering five dynasties. These dynasties are the Slave dynasty, the Khilji dynasty, the Tughlaq dynasty, the Sayyid dynasty and the Lodi dynasty. 

And you’ve heard of the famous Battle of Panipat right? Yes! The battle where Babur defeated the last of the Delhi Sultans, Ibrahim Shah Lodi in 1526. It marked the end of the Delhi Sultanate rule and the beginning of the mighty Mughal dynasty.
 


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29/07/2013 15:12

That's new! I always though that the Mughals were the first Islamic rulers in India. Now I understood that it was a big mistake. Thank you for letting me know this information. Keep sharing more information about Indian history. Regards.

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