Brief history of the Deccan
Mahomedan arms ; firts carried across the Nerbudda by
Ala-ud-din khilji in A.D 1294
1323 Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlik-Shah besieged Warangal from the Hindus. Changed its name to Sultanpur.
During the reign of his son Muhammad, Deccan threw off its allegiance and several Mahomedan dynasties were formed.
The Sultan of the Deccan , founder of the Bahmani dynasty (1347) lasted about 150 years, and broke up into five independent states.
" Nikitin in the 15th century, describes the Maomedan Sultan of the Deccan as a powerful monarch who, in addition to his own army had four great Hindu Viziers, each with an army of 40,000 mounted men and 100,000 foot."
(As described on pg 16 . Illustraated Handbook of Indian Arms paragraph five )
The Deccan Period
VIEW OF SASSOOR IN THE DECCAN, SOUTH EAST OF PONNAH