Balban Theory of Kingship

Balban Theory of Kingship: The chief means adopted by Balban for consolidating the empire was the restoration of the crown’s prestige and an ability to inspire respect for its sanctity and power and the establishment of an integrated and centralized state symbolized by a strong unquestioned monarchy. Balban came to the conclusion that in order to strengthen the power and the position of the monarchy, the power base of Turkan-i-chahalgani should have been destroyed. In fact, like French monarch Louis XIV, he made monarchy a serious profession. It was in this context that he propounded a new theory of kingship. … Continue reading Balban Theory of Kingship