Ala al-Din Khalji

Ala al-Din Khalji

 

Ruler of the Sultanate of Delhi from 1296 to 1316. He confiscated most of the private lands of secular and religious feudal lords, and he attempted to introduce a monetary form of payment to his army instead of the iqta land-holding system. He established a land tax amounting to one-half of the harvest. He maintained a huge army, which repelled the invasions of the Moghuls and conquered the Deccan States and a large part of southern India.

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43 The author's main interest was the war events and he made no attempt to provide any detailed account about the economic and administrative policy of Ala al-Din Khalji.