Tag: Alauddin Khalji

Estimate of Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316)

Estimate of Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316): Alauddin Khilji was undoubtedly the greatest among the Sultans of Delhi. He established an undiluted despotism by bringing the Turkish nobles, the ulema, the Hindu landowners, the business community and the masses to a state of common subjection to his authority. He carried militarism to its apotheosis and demonstrated what an …

Theory of Kingship under Alauddin Khalji

Theory of Kingship under Alauddin Khalji: Alauddin Khalji was shrewd enough to see the exigencies of the state more clearly than any of his predecessors. He held a very exalted conception of kingship, the absolute state was the ideal for which he worked- a state untrammelled by the authority of the Ulema, unhampered by the influence …