Project MUSE - The Delhi Sultanate: A Political and Military History (review)Administration during the Delhi Sultanate was completely dependent on Muslim laws which were the laws of the Shariat or the laws of Islam. The Sultans and the nobles primary duty was to observe the laws of Shariat or Islamic laws in the matters of the state. This period rightfully stated that the Administration of Delhi Sultanate was largely influenced by their religion. The Central administration of the Delhi Sultanate followed a very systematic and well planned administration procedure which was run by different ministers who had specific work assigned to them. Besides, there were also several other departments and the Sultan appointed their officers to carry on specific duties. Diwan —I- Ariz — He was the head of the department of diwani-i-arz and in that capacity was the controller-general of the military department. Diwan —I- Risalt - was the minister of foreign affairs he was in command of state tie ups with neighboring kingdoms and also was assigned the task of alliancing with powerful rulers.
Political structure of the Delhi sultanate: 13th and 14th centuries(History of India, c. AD 650-1550
The Delhi Sultanate: A Political and Military History
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Professor Sunil Kumar teaches at the University of Delhi.
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By the governor of Gujarat had declared his independence, and between and the important Rajput chiefs of Etawah rebelled and were defeated four times. By there were two sultans, both residing in or near Delhi. The result was bitter civil war for three years; meanwhile, the disastrous invasion of Timur the Tamerlane of Western literature drew nearer. Timur invaded India in , when he was in possession of a vast empire in the Middle East and Central Asia , and dealt the final blow to the effective power and prestige of the Delhi sultanate. It is said that Timur ordered the execution of at least 50, captives before the battle for Delhi and that the sack of the city was so devastating that practically everything of value was removed—including those inhabitants who were not killed. Billon tanga then replaced the relatively pure silver coins as the standard currency of trade in almost the entire northern part of India. Bengal , which imported silver from Myanmar Burma and China , was, however, an obvious exception.