Indian History
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Lodhi Dynasty

( 1451 - 1526 AD )

Lodhi Dynasty ( 1451 - 1526 AD )

Bahlol Lodhi ( 1451 - 88 )

» Bahlol Lodhi was one of the Afghan Sardars. He established himself in Punjab after the invasion of Timur.
» He founded the Lodhi dynasty.

Sikandar Lodhi ( 1489 - 1517 )

» Sikandar Lodi was the son of Bahlol Lodhi who conquered Bihar and Western Bengal.
» He shifted his capital from Delhi to Agra, a city founded by him.
» Sikandar was a fanatical Muslim and broke the sacred images of the Jwalamukhi Temple at Nagar Kot and ordered the temples of Mathura to be destroyed.
» He took a keen interest in the development of agriculture. He introduced the Gaz-i-Sikandari (Sikandar's yard) of 32 digits for measuring cultivated fields.

Ibrahim Lodhi ( 1517 - 26 )

» He was the last king of the Lodhi dynasty and the last Sultan of Delhi.
» He was the son of Sikandar Lodhi.
» The Afghan nobility was brave and freedom-loving people but it was because of its fissiparous and individualistic tendencies that the Afghan monarchy was weakened. Moreover, Ibrahim Lodhi asserted the absolute power of the Sultan. As a result, some of the nobles turned against him.
» At last Daulat Khan Lodhi, the governor of Punjab invited Babur to overthrow Ibrahim Lodhi. Babur accepted the offer and inflicted a crushing defeat on Ibrahim Lodhi in the first battle of Panipatin 1526. Ibrahim Lodhi was killed in the battle Normal and with him ended the Delhi Sultanate.