King of Delhi and the real founder of Muslim rule in India. After his victory over Pithura, the Raja of Ajmer, Shahabuddin Ghori left him as his deputy in India in 1192. He conquered almost the whole of north India and extended his kingdom as far as Bengal. After the death ...
An Arab general under Khalifa Abdul Malik and Abdul Walid I, who conquered much of central Asia and Afghanistan. Governor of Khursan in 704, conquered Turkmanistan and Balkh in 705, Bukhara in 706, Samerkand in 710-712 along with Khawarezm and Farghana in 715. His successors ultimately were able to spread Islam in this primarily ...
The famous Iranian poetess. She was a follower of Ali Muhammad Bab. When the Bab was being persecuted for an assassination attempt on Nasiruddin Shah, the King of Iran, she was also charged for the crime and killed.
Celebrated diva of Urdu fiction. She was at her best in writing about the upper crust of society and the cataclysmic changes that political and economic upheavals have caused in their lives. Writing from an early age at a time when novel had yet to strike roots as a serious ...
The son of Ibrahim Qutb Shah, he ascended the throne in 1581. Quli concluded peace with the neighbouring state of Bijapur by giving his sister in marriage to Adil Shah, the Bijapur King. He founded a city 8 miles away from Golconda and called it Bhagnagar after his mistress Bhagmati. Later the ...
The Founder of the sovereignty of Golkonda. Quli's father Qutb-ul-Malmulk came to India and served Muhamood Shah Bahmani. He was killed while trying to capture the fort of Jamkonda. After his death his title and office was granted to his son Sultan Quli and Talingana as his jagir, which he ...
The founder of the Barid shahi dynasty in Deccan, India. Qasim was the Wazir of Mahmud Shah -II, the King of Deccan and in the year 1492 he became independent and leaving the king only the town and the fort of Ahmadabad, Bidar, read the public prayers and coined money in ...
An Egyptian writer. Qasim criticised customs, such as the veiling and social seclusion of women, the wife's lack of power to divorce and husband's unlimited rights of divorce as unIslamic. Huda Shaarawa, a leader of the feminist movement in Egypt, has hailed him as 'the hero of the feminist awakening ...
The founder of the first dynasty. The Turkmans of Asia Minor were divided into two tribes, Qara Koinlu and Aqa Koinlu i.e. the tribes of black and white sheep, because of their carrying the figures of these animals on their respective standards. He was preparing to attack Sultan Shah ...
The son of Muhammad Amin Khan, Wazir and who was himself appointed to this post by the emperor Muhammad Shah, after the resignation of Nizamul Mulk Asaf Jah in 1724. He was sent to oppose Ahmad Shah Abdali, when he invaded India, but was killed in a battle near Sarhind.