18 Facts About Lodi dynasty


Lodi dynasty was an Afghan dynasty that ruled the Delhi Sultanate from 1451 to 1526.

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Bahlul Khan Lodi was the nephew and son-in-law of Malik Sultan Shah Lodi, the governor of Sirhind in, India and succeeded him as the governor of Sirhind during the reign of Sayyid dynasty ruler Muhammad Shah.

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Lodi dynasty was the most powerful of the Punjab chiefs and a vigorous leader, holding together a loose confederacy of Afghan and Turkish chiefs with his strong personality.

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Lodi dynasty reduced the turbulent chiefs of the provinces to submission and infused some vigour into the government.

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Lodi dynasty placed his eldest surviving son Barbak on the throne of Jaunpur in 1486.

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Lodi dynasty was a poet of repute, composing under the pen-name of Gulruk.

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Lodi dynasty was patron of learning and ordered Sanskrit work in medicine to be translated into Persian.

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Lodi dynasty was, thus, able to infuse vigor and discipline in the administration.

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Lodi dynasty had the qualities of an excellent warrior, but he was rash and impolitic in his decisions and actions.

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Lodi dynasty was engaged in warfare with the Afghans and the Mughal Empire for most of his reign and died trying to keep the Lodi Dynasty from annihilation.

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The Lodi Dynasty was not able to protect itself if warfare were to break out on the trade route roads; therefore, they didn't use those trade routes, thus their trade declined and so did their treasury leaving them vulnerable to internal political problems.

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Ibrahim's death marked the end of the Lodi dynasty and led to the establishment of the Mughal Empire in India.

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The remaining Lodi dynasty territories were absorbed into the new Mughal Empire.

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Lodi dynasty provided around 4,000 Afghan soldiers to Rana Sanga in Battle of Khanwa.

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Sikandar Lodi dynasty, whose mother was a Hindu, resorted to strong Sunni orthodoxy to prove his Islamic credentials as a political expediency.

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Lodi dynasty destroyed Hindu temples, and under the pressure from the ulama, allowed the execution of a Brahman who declared Hinduism to be as veracious as Islam.

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Lodi dynasty banned women from visiting the mazars of Muslim saints, and banned the annual procession of the spear of the legendary Muslim martyr Salar Masud.

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Lodi dynasty established sharia courts in several towns with significant Muslim population, enabling the qazis to administer the Islamic law to Muslim as well as non-Muslim subjects.

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