Who became the king of Delhi?
From 1206, Delhi became the capital of the Delhi Sultanate under the Slave Dynasty. The first Sultan of Delhi, Qutb-ud-din Aybak, was a former slave who rose through the ranks to become a general, a governor and then Sultan of Delhi.
Who ruled Delhi after?
Tughlaq Dynasty (AD 1320-1412)
|Name of Sultan||Years of ruling|
|Muhammad Bin Tughlaq||AD 1325-51|
|Firuz Shah Tughlaq||AD 1351-1388|
|Tughlaq Khan||AD 1388-1389|
|Abu Bakar Shah||During the next 14 years three sultans ascended the throne. Then followed Nasiruddin Mahmud the last sultan of this dynasty.|
What are the 7 cities of Delhi?
Historians speak of the “Seven Cities of Delhi” but, between 1100 A.D. and 1947 A.D., there have actually been eight of them:
- The oldest city near the site of the Qutab Minar.
- The city around Purana Qila.
- New Delhi.
Did Maratha won Delhi?
The battle was waged by the Marathas for the control of Delhi, the former Mughal capital which was now under the control of Rohilla chief Najib-ud-Daula, as a consequence of the fourth invasion of India by Ahmad Shah Abdali.
Battle of Delhi (1757)
|Date||11 August 1757|
|Territorial changes||Delhi captured by the Marathas.|
Why is Delhi called sham?
But an inscription of the reign of Mohd Thuglak (1328) refers to the city as Dhillika… It is also called Dhilli, Dihli and Dhilli in old records, some of which refer to it as Dehali, meaning threshold of the country, though other prefer Dilli, the heart of Hindustan.”