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