Kotwal


Kotwal
   Literally meaning the "portal of a fort," the term applied in medieval India to the commandant or magistrate of a township. Fakhr al-Din, the kotwal of Delhi at the time of Balban's demise (1286), played a key role in bringing Kaiqubad to the throne.

Historical dictionary of Medieval India. . 2011.

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