12 Facts About Bahmani


Bahmani Sultanate, or Deccan, was a Persianate Sunni Indo-Muslim empire located in the Deccan region.

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Bahmani had long hoped to employ his body of horsemen in the Deccan region for slaying and plundering Hindus, as the Deccan was seen as the place of bounty in Muslim imagination at the time.

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Bahmani was rewarded with an Iqta for taking part in the conquest of Kampili.

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Bahmani made various raids against neighboring Hindus until he could gain influence and wealth and became a powerful military chief.

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Bahmani's revolt was successful, and he established an independent state on the Deccan within the Delhi Sultanate's southern provinces with its headquarters at Hasanabad and all his coins were minted at Hasanabad.

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Bahmani had lured the Sultan into putting himself in the former's power, using the beauty of his daughter, who was accomplished in music and arts, and had introduced her to the Sultan at a feast.

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Bahmani was succeeded by Shamsuddin, who was a puppet king under Taghalchin.

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Bahmani was the first author to write in the Dakhni dialect of Urdu.

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Bahmani imposed destruction and slaughter on Vijayanagar and finally captured Warangal.

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In 1501, Mahmud Shah Bahmani united his amirs and wazirs in an agreement to wage annual Jihad against Vijayanagar.

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The Bahmani Sultans were patrons of the Persian language, culture and literature, and some members of the dynasty became well-versed in that language and composed its literature in that language.

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Bahmani rulers made some beautiful tombs and mosques in Bidar and Gulbarga.

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