What was the Language of Administration under the Delhi Sultans?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The language of the administration under the Delhi Sultans was Persian. The literature of the Delhi Sultanate started with the rise in the number of Persian-speaking people. For 320 years, a large portion of the Indian subcontinent was ruled by the Islamic empire known as the Delhi Sultanate, which had its capital in Delhi. The Mamluk dynasty, the Khalji dynasty, the Tughlaq dynasty, the Sayyid dynasty, and the Lodi dynasty were the five dynasties that successively ruled the Delhi Sultanate.

Language of Administration under Delhi Sultans

Amir Khusrau was the first author to produce Persian literature at that time and was a well-known Persian author in the Delhi Sultanate. He became a court poet after his work was recognised. The official language of Tajikistan, Iran, and some regions of Afghanistan is Persian, also known as Farsi. Iranians are also referred to as Persians.

  • The Indo-European language family includes this language.
  • Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are the other nations that speak the Persian language.
  • According to some documents, Persian is the only language spoken in Iran.
  • At the Court of Kublai Khan and during his travels through China, Marco Polo only knew and spoke Persian, a non-European language.
  • The Ghurid conqueror Muhammad Ghori, who had earlier lost to the Rajput Confederacy under the leadership of Ajmer ruler Prithviraj Chauhan, laid the cornerstone of the Sultanate in 1192 near Tarain.

The Delhi Sultanate, which succeeded the Ghurid dynasty, was formerly one of several principalities governed by Muhammad Ghori’s Turkic slave generals, including Yildiz, Aibak, and Qubacha, who had divided the Ghurid territories among themselves and inherited them.

The Khalji revolution marked the transition of power from the Turks to a diverse Indo-Muslim nobility and saw the overthrow of the Mamluks after a protracted period of internal strife. Deep Muslim conquests into South India occurred during the Khalji and Tughlaq eras.


What was the Language of Administration under the Delhi Sultans?

Persian was used as the official language of the Delhi Sultans. The rise in Persian-speaking populations coincided with the beginning of the Delhi Sultanate’s literary tradition. The Delhi Sultanate, an Islamic empire with its capital in Delhi, ruled over a sizable portion of the Indian subcontinent for 320 years.

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