arwiki غياث الدين بلبن ألغ خان; azbwiki غیاث الدین بلبن; azwiki Sultan Qıyasəddin Balaban; bnwiki গিয়াসউদ্দিন বলবন; cawiki Balban; enwiki Ghiyas ud din. Ghiasuddin Balban is the greatest Sultan of the Slave dynasty and an extremely Buried, The burial chamber of Ghiyas ud din Balban is famous as the Tomb of. Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud was just a nominal King; the real power was in the hands of Ghiyas-ud-din Balban, a slave of Iltutmish, who belonged to.

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Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Later, this led to the idea of kingship in regulating order. He was son of a Central Asian Turkic noble.

He attached so much importance to the province that, before leaving for Delhi, he put it under the charge of his younger and only surviving son Bughra Khan with the instruction to be careful in the work of administration. Balban had to face a number of problems after his accession to the balbwn. Balban was first appointed as a simple water carrier, but quickly rose to the position of Khasdar king’s personal attendant by the Sultan. The royal treasury was empty and the army was not well-organised.

1 Tanka – Ghiyas ud din Balban – Sultanate of Delhi – Numista

He played the role of a kingmaker. He had provided scope and facilities to a large number of learned men migrated from Central Asia. He reduced the power of the treacherous nobility and heightened the stature of the sultan. The first part, the provinces of Sunam and Samana, were put under the charge of Bughra Khan. As a Sultan, Balban adopted a blood and iron policy. After Iltutmush, Razia Sultan and others, he was instrumental in overthrowing Ala ud din Masud and putting Nasir-ud-din Mahmud — on the throne of Delhi.

He gradually gained power during the rule of Nasir-ud-din Mahmud and in earlyhe became the Sultan after the death of Nasir-ud-din. Tughril Khan was very courageous and ambitious and was loyal to the Sultan in the beginning. After the death of Sultan Nasiruddin, Balban ascended the throne ghiysuddin declaring himself the Sultan of Delhi In spite of his old age, Ablban decided to lead an attack against the rebellion leader.


So it came to pass that upon his death inhis grandson Qaiqubad was nominated sultan, undermining the ba,ban of his grandfather. Journal of the American Oriental Society. Balban’s position did not go unnoticed by the other nobles and there was some resentment. Ghiyas made several conquests, some of which were as vizier.

1 Tanka – Ghiyas ud din Balban

He was one of the greatest sultans of the Early Turkish Sultanate. When Balban realized that his end was coming near, he called his son Bughra Khan from Bengal to stay with him but Bughra Khan, was so afraid of the stern nature of his father, that he slipped away to Bengal.

He became one of the most notable of the forty Turkic nobles of Delhi, or the Chalissa. Blban at first made out his concept of theory of kingship to his subjects. Ghiyasuddin Balban had died. This was the greatest shock to Balban.

They considered the Sultan just a puppet in their hands. When there will be a rebellion from the outsiders, all extended family members and followers will be punished as well.

The Mewatis, Jats and Rajputs had also gained power and revolted against the government.

One of the famous military campaigns of Balban was against Meoor Mayo, the people of Mewat who used to plunder the people of Delhi even in the day light. Having a long beard on his long face and wearing a very big crown on his head, he sat on the throne with the dignity of the great Sassanid kings. You must be logged in to post a comment. University of California, Berkeley. Nevertheless he had some grave defects in his character.

Biography of Ghiyas-ud-din Balban

It was he who ghiyasudcin the empire by bringing Rajput States to the fold of Sultanate of Delhi giyasuddin by rendering a good administration.


The tomb of Balban was discovered in the mid-twentieth century. When the governor of Bengal, Tughral Tughan Khanrevoked the authority of Balbn inBalban first sent giyasuddin governor of Awadh and then a second army, both of which met with failure. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. His original name was Baha Ud Din. However, after his death his nobles nominated Qaiqubad as Sultan. The result was that in Balban and his brother were dismissed and Raihan became Prime Minister. He prohibited drinking, jokes, laugh and even smile among the courtiers and officers.

The distress caused by the Meo is well described in Barani’s words: Sultanate of the Sultan-Balban: You are commenting using your Facebook account. This appointment led to arising of jealousy among the nobles and they decided to dethrone Sultanah Raziyya. This page was last modified on 24 Septemberat He was so much insulted that he never ghiyasuuddin out of his home till death.

He also unsuccessfully laid siege to the fortress of Ranthamborebut did recapture Gwalior from the Rajputs. Use dmy dates from August Use Indian English from August All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Wikipedia articles with style issues from July All articles with style issues Articles containing Urdu-language text Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from December All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December He had proven himself as a capable ruler by being able to solve these challenges.

He has killed many Mayos in his military campaign. It is an imposing ghiyasudein and masonry building, though lacking the splendid ornamentation to be seen in the tomb of his master, Iltutmish.