Ziauddin Barani and Amir Khusrau: Ziauddin Barani: Maulana Barani was born in 1286 in the reign of Sultan Balban. For the study of Delhi Sultanate, as literary source material, two important texts of Barani such as Tariq-i-Ferozshahi and Fatwa-i-Jahandari are having the greater importance. It is said that where Tabakat-i-Nashri of Minhas-u-Siraj has ended Tariq-i-Ferozshahi