Muhammad Tughlak

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Muhammad Tughlak

 

the ruler of the Sultanate of Delhi from 1325 to 1351.

In 1326–27, Muhammad Tughlak made Deogiri (Devagiri) the capital of the sultanate, renaming the city Daulatabad. He increased taxes sharply and debased the coinage to fill the treasury. These policies severely undermined the country’s economy. Muhammad Tughlak was an educated man for his time, familiar with astronomy, philosophy, mathematics, and other branches of knowledge; he also wrote verse in Persian.

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I won't speculate because I would, otherwise, have to explain why Muhammad bin Tughluq ordered the shifting of his Capital from Delhi to Daulatabad in present-day Maharashtra.
Agha Mahdi Husain, The Rise and Fall of Muhammad bin Tughluq, London, 1938, p.
The first is, Amir Khusro (1253-1325), a scholar and the royal poet of the Delhi Sultanate, who wrote the princes and nobles enjoyed the "samosa prepared from meat, ghee, onion etc," The second is Ibn Battuta, the 14th century explorer, describing a meal at the court of Muhammad bin Tughluq, including the "samushak," a small pie stuffed with minced meat, nuts and spices.
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