A Short Manual of the History of India; With an Account of India as It Is
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Balban was the vazir of the last of the sons of Altamsh, and had himself married one of the daughters of that monarch. He was a man of unsparing rigour, and kept his army in a high state of discipline. The most important event of his reign was the rebellion of Tughral, whom he had made governor of Bengal, who in 1282 A.d. assumed independence under the title of Sultan Mughis-ud-din Tughral, and succeeded in defeating two several armies sent to subdue him. At length the Sultan marched against him in person; and one of his commanders, named Muhammad Sher, coming upon the forces of the rebel somewhat unexpectedly, dashed upon his camp with the most astonishing bravery, though at the head of only forty troopers. The rebels thought that they were attacked by the whole Imperial army, and took to flight. Tughral was overtaken, and his head was struck off and brought to the Sultan, who now confided Bengal to the care of his second son, Bughra Khan. By the death of his elder brother Bughra Khan became heir to the empire, and was begged by Balban to come back to Delhi; but he preferred his quiet and secure rule in Bengal, and ultimately his eldest son, Kaikubad, became emperor, whilst Bughra himself remained at Lakhnauti as King of Bengal. An ambitious vazir of the Emperor Kaikubad, named Nizam-ud-din, endeavoured to sow discord between the father and son, because Bughra Khan had warned his son against the machinations of the vazir, and remonstrated with Kaikubad about his licentious habits. The result was that the father and son met, each at the head of an army, in the plains of Bihar. For two days the armies remained encamped near each other; on the third day the old King of Bengal wrote a letter to his son with his own hand, begging for an interview. At...
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