Damghani, Shams al-Din


Damghani, Shams al-Din
(?-1381)
   A senior noble appointed by Firuz Shah Tughlaq (1351-1388) as the governor of Gujarat in 1377. After Damghani failed to collect the amount he had undertaken to collect, he rose in rebellion against the sultan in 1380. He soon alienated the mass of the middle-ranking nobles (amiran-i sada) sta-tioned in Gujarat on whose support he relied. These nobles, rallying around the royal cause, attacked and killed him in 1381. Damghani's revolt was the only instance of a senior noble rebelling against Firuz Shah Tughlaq. This was in sharp contrast to the situation in Muham-mad bin Tughlaq's reign.

Historical dictionary of Medieval India. . 2011.

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