Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Iltutmish: Iltutmish is a Turkish word which means 'saviour fo the kingdom'. The persian word for it is Altamish or Altamsh. The synonymous words are alamgir or Jahangir.

This word had been used with the name of Shamsuddin who was the real founder of Delhi Sultanate as it was he shifted the capital of his Shamsi rule from Lahore to Delhi. He was slave as well as the son-in-law of Qutubuddin Aibek, the founder of Slave dynasty and slave of Muhammad Ghori.

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Authority Referred: Jaswant Lal Mehta, Advanced Study of in the History of Medieval India.

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Advanced Study in the History of Medieval India: 1000-1526 A.D.
Medieval Indian Society and Culture (Advanced Study in the History of Medieval India, Vol. III)
The Delhi Sultanate: A Political and Military History (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization)Indian Castles 1206-1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate (Fortress)Succession in the Delhi SultanateTombs of Delhi: The Sultanate PeriodPerso-Arabic Source of Information on the Life and Conditions in the Sultanate of Delhi

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