THE LODI DYNASTY
LODI DYNASTY (1451-1526AD)
- Lodi dynasty dominated over the north of Hindustan after the end of the Sayiid dynasty from 1451AD to 1526 AD.
Bahlul Lodi (1451-1489AD)
- Bahlul Lodi was the founder of the Lodi dynasty over the throne of Delhi.
- He was a general of the Army during the reign of the Sayyid Dynasty. Before that he was a Afghan Sardar and came to India after Timur’s invasion.
- Bahlul annexed Kapli, Dholpur and Jaunpur. He then appointed his son Babrak Shah as the governor of Jaunpur.
- He titled himself as Bahlul-Shah-Ghazi
- Bahlul Lodi has two sons named Nizam Khan and Babrak Khan.
- He ruled over Delhi for 38years and died in 1489AD
Sikandar Lodi (1489-1517AD)
- Sikandar Lodi defeated his brother Babrak Khan and ascended the throne after his father Bahlul Lodi.
- His original name was Nizam Khan
- He conquered Bengal and Bihar. Sikandar Lodi had made a new city named as Agra and shifted his capital here from Delhi. He also constructed a mosque in Agra city.
- Introduced a new system of Land measurement called Gaz-i-Sikandar (Siandar’s yard). He released many poetry in persian language under the Penname of Gulrakhi.
Ibrahim Lodi (1517-1526AD)
- Ibrahim Lodi was the last ruler of Lodi dynasty and the last Sultan of the Delhi Sultanate.
- He defeated Rana Sangha of Mewar in 1518AD. He also killed his brother Jalal Khan (his brother) and captured Gwalior.
- Daulat Khan invited Babur from Kabul and fight against Ibrahim Lodi in the 1st Battle of Panipat. In this battle Ibrahim Lodi died and Delhi sultanate ended.
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