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The Khilji Dynasty-An Entourage of Power, Treachery and Bloodbath! (and also the vagaries of nature!)

Jalaluddin Firuz Khilji  (died 20 July 1296) – was killed by Alauddin Khilji, his nephew and son-in-law. Jalaludin Khilji aka Malik Firuz, was the first sultan of the Khilji dynasty, who reigned for four years- from 1290 to 1296. Born … Continue reading

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Qasr-i-Hazar Sutun

“Qasr-i-Hazar Sutun” – the palace of a thousand pillars built by Ala-ud-din Khilji in Jahanpanah-fourth medieval city of Delhi, no longer exists, but its memories and traces reverberate through time. The exquisitely carved wooden pillars of the palace could not … Continue reading

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