Lodi Dynasty

Lodi Dynasty
   It was established by Bahlul Lodi (1451-1489), who proclaimed himself a sultan at Delhi after it had been vacated voluntarily by the last Saiyid ruler in 1451. This dynasty continued to rule in a large part of north India until 1526. The second ruler of the dynasty, Sikandar Lodi (1489-1517), annexed the Sharqi kingdom (1492) and recruited many non-Afghans, including several Rajput chiefs, into his nobility. Ibrahim Lodi, who had alienated many of his Afghan nobles, was defeated and killed by Babur in 1526.
   See also Bhuwa, Mian; Umar Khan Sarwani.

Historical dictionary of Medieval India. . 2011.

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