The Lodi Dynasty

Bahlol Lodhi : 1451-88

  • Bahlol Lodhi was one of the Afghan sardars who established himself in Punjab after the invasion of Timur.
  • He founded the Lodhi dynasty.
  • Jaunpur was annexed into Delhi Sultanat during his reign

Sikandar Lodhi : 1489-1517

  • Sikandar Lodi was the son of Bahlol Lodhi who conquered Bihar & Western Bengal.
  • Agra city was founded by him.
  • Sikandar was a fanatical Muslim & he broke the sacred images of the Jwalamukhi Temple at Nagar Kot & ordered the temples of Mathura to be destroyed.
  • He reimposed Jaziya tax on non-Muslims
  • He use to write poems with the pen name “Gulrukhi”
  • 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 & the last Sultan of Delhi.
  • He was the son of Sikandar Lodhi.
  • At last Daulat Khan Lodhi, the governor of Punja invited Babur to overthrow Ibrahim Lodhi.
  • Babur accepted the offer & inflicted a crushing defeat on Ibrahim Lodhi in the first battle of Panipat in 1526.
  • He was the only Sultan who died on the battle field.

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