The Dynasties that ruled Delhi Sultanate

Timeline created by Zainab Nasir
In History
  • 1206

    Qutbuddin Aibak

    Qutbuddin Aibak
    Aibak expanded the Ghurid power in northern India by conquering and raiding several places in the Chahamana, Gahadavala, Chaulukya, Chandela, and other kingdoms.
  • 1211

    Iltutmish

    Iltutmish
    The contribution of Iltutmish to the monetary system of the Sultanate was very great. It was he who introduced the Silver Tanka and the Copper Jital, the two basic coins of the Sultanate period.
  • 1236

    Razia sultana

    Razia sultana
    As a Sultan, she brought many reforms in the administration and suppresses the enemy attacks.
  • 1266

    Balban

    Balban
    He carried military and civil reforms in administration which earned him the position of the greatest Sultanate ruler after Iltutmish and Alauddin Khalji
  • 1296

    Alauddin khilji

    Alauddin khilji
    He lavishly distributed money and gold among his people, noble and ministers so that they might forget the murder of Jalal-ud-din and support him.
  • 1320

    Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq

    Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq
    He had killed envoys of the Ilkhan Oljeitu and punished Mongol prisoners harshly. He had fought various campaigns against the Mongols defeating them in 1305 at the Battle of Amroha.
  • 1325

    Sultan Muhammad Tughlaq

    Sultan Muhammad Tughlaq
    He issued token currency in copper, an experiment that had already been done in China where paper currency had been issued.
  • 1351

    Feroze Shah Tughlaq

    Feroze Shah Tughlaq
    Firoz Tughlaq, next ruler, was also a great builder who constructed a number of cities, forts, mosques, madrasas and embankments, Farishta says that Firoz Shah constructed not less than 845 works.
  • 1388

    Tughlaq khan

    Tughluq Khan dispatched troops against his uncle towards the foot of the hills of Sirmur. Muhammad Shah ibn Feroze Shah after a brief battle took shelter in the fort of Nagarkot, and Tughluq Khan's army returned to Delhi without pursuing him any further due to the difficulties of the venture & terrain.
  • 1389

    Abu Bakar Shah

    Abu Bakr became ruler of the Tughlaq empire. However, his uncle, Muhammad Shah, also desired to be ruler, and struggled against Abu Bakr over the control of the throne.
  • 1393

    Sultan Ala ud-din Sikandar Shah

    He ascended the imperial throne in virtue of his being heir apparent, as Ala-ud-din Sikandar Shah on 1 February 1394 C.E
  • 1394

    Nasir-ud-din Nusrat Shah Tughluq

    Sultan Nasir-ud-din Nusrat Shah Tughluq, was a ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty. He was the son of Fath Khan, and during the reign of Mahmud II, he was brought forward from Mewat to the royal palace at Firozabad and put forward as a claimant to the throne.
  • 1394

    Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud Shah Tughluq

    He carried away with him a large booty from Delhi and the surrounding area. Soon after the invasion, the Tughlaq dynasty came to an end.
  • 1451

    Bahlul Lodhi

    Bahlul Lodhi
    Sultan Bahlul Lodi defeated and annexed Sharqi dynasty based at Jaunpur. Bahlul did much to stop rebellions and uprisings in his territories, and extended his holdings over Gwalior, Jaunpur and upper Uttar Pradesh. Just like the previous Delhi Sultans, he kept Delhi the capital of his kingdom.
  • 1489

    Sikander Lodhi

    He expanded Lodi territory into the regions of Gwalior and Bihar. He made a treaty with Alauddin Hussain Shah and his kingdom of Bengal.
  • 1517

    Ibrahim Lodhi

    Ibrahim Lodhi
    Ibrahim Lodi also displeased the nobility when he replaced old and senior commanders with younger ones who were loyal to him.
  • Period:
    1206
    to
    1290

    Mamluk Dynasty

    The Mamluk Dynasty was directed into Northern India by Qutb ud-Din Aibak, a Turkic Mamluk general from Central Asia.
  • Period:
    1290
    to
    1320

    Khilji dynasty

    The Khalji (or Khilji) dynasty was the 2nd dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate, an empire based in the Indian subcontinent that ruled over the majority of modern India and Pakistan from the 1290 to the 1320.
  • Period:
    1320
    to
    1414

    The Tughlaqs

    The Tughlaq dynasty also referred to as Tughluq or Tughluk dynasty, was a Muslim dynasty of Turko-Indian origin which ruled over the Delhi sultanate in medieval India. Its reign started in 1320 in Delhi when Ghazi Malik assumed the throne under the title of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq.
  • Period:
    1451
    to
    1526

    Sayyid Lodhi dynasty

    The Lodi dynasty was an Afghan dynasty that ruled the Delhi Sultanate from 1451 to 1526. It was the last dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate, and was founded by Bahlul Khan Lodi when he replaced the Sayyid dynasty.[2][1]