Muhammad Ghauri, Sultan Muizz al-Din

Muhammad Ghauri, Sultan Muizz al-Din
   He was the younger brother of Sultan Ghiyas al-Din Ghauri who handed over the government of Ghazni to him in 1173. Beginning with a campaign against the Qaramitah of Multan in 1175, Muhammad Ghauri brought the whole of Punjab under his control by ousting the last Ghaznavid ruler Khusrau Malik from Lahore in 1186. In 1192, he occupied Ajmer and Delhi after defeating the Chahamana ruler Prithviraja III. By 1204, Bihar and Bengal were overrun by the Khalji officers paying allegiance to him. He left the administration of conquered territories in India outside Bengal to his slave Qutb al-Din Aibek. Muhammad Ghauri and his brother, Ghiyas al-Din, how-ever, were not very successful against their Turkish adversaries in Central Asia. They suffered a humiliating defeat at Adkhund in 1203. Muhammad Ghauri was assassinated by a Khokhar tribesman in 1206.

Historical dictionary of Medieval India. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Iltutmish, Sultan Shams al-Din — (? 1236)    A scion of an Il bari noble family of Central Asia, Iltutmish was reportedly sold away by his jealous brothers to a slave merchant who in turn sold him to Qutb al Din Aibek, then a slave officer of Muizz al Din Muhammad Ghauri. Having …   Historical dictionary of Medieval India

  • Muhammad of Ghor — Muizz ud din Muhammad bin Sām Sultan of the Ghorid Empire Sultan Shahab ud din Muhammad Ghori …   Wikipedia

  • Baha al-Din, Toghril —    A senior slave of Mu izz al Din Muhammad Ghauri who was appointed as the commandant of Thangir in 1196 with the instruction to reduce Gwalior. He founded Sultankot, which became the nucleus of the township of Bayana. At some point following… …   Historical dictionary of Medieval India

  • Ghaurids —    The ruling family of Ghaur (the mountainous region east of Herat) that belonged to the Shansbani clan. The Ghaurids had their capital at Firuz Koh, and they emerged as a power to be reckoned with in the early decades of the 12th century. In… …   Historical dictionary of Medieval India

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.