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Nasiruddin Mahmud (Persian: ناصر الدين محمود, Nāsru 'd-Dīn Maḥmūd) (reigned: 1227–1229) was the son of Sultan Shamsuddin Iltutmish and his chief consort Turkan Khatun, the daughter of Qutb al-Din Aibak.[1][2] He was the governor of Oudh and later served as the governor of Bengal until his death.

HistoryEdit

When Ghiyasuddin Iwaj Khalji rebelled against Delhi Sultan Iltutmish, he sent his son Nasiruddin Mahmud along with Alauddin Jani to lead an invasion against Iwaj.[3] Iwaj was defeated and killed, and Nasiruddin became the governor of Bengal. He received the title Malik ush-Sharq (مٰلك الشّرق Māliku ’sh-Sharq, Arabic: "King of the East") from Sultan Iltutmish.

In 1228, Nasiruddin attacked and killed Prithu, a ruler in Kamarupa (reigned: 1185–1228).[4] He subsequently attacked Tibet.[citation needed]

After ruling for one and a half years, Nasiruddin died in 1229.[citation needed]

Preceded by
Ghiyasuddin Iwaj Khalji
(Khalji Dynasty of Bengal)
Mamluk Delhi Sultanate Governor of Bengal
1227–1229
Succeeded by
Alauddin Daulat Shah Khalji

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Siddiqi, Iqtidar Husain (1992). Perso-Arabic Sources of Information on the Life and Conditions in the Sultanate of Delhi. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 6.
  2. ^ Banarsi Prasad Saksena 1992, p. 321.
  3. ^ Ahmed, ABM Shamsuddin (2012). "Iltutmish". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ (Sarkar 1992:38)

ReferencesEdit

  • Sarkar, J. N. (1992), "Chapter II The Turko-Afghan Invasions", in Barpujari, H. K. (ed.), The Comprehensive History of Assam, 2, Guwahati: Assam Publication Board, pp. 35–48