He was the real brother of Mallika-i-Jahan and was in the good looks of Alauddin Khilji. However, Amir Khusrau mentions a Hindu officer of his army despatched to repel the Mongols.  The rest of the older aristocrats were replaced with the new nobles, who were extremely loyal to Alauddin.  Firishta states that he classified prostitutes into three grades, and fixed their fees accordingly. Alauddin Khilji was buried in a tomb attached to a madrasa, a university, at the Qutab Minar Complex. If the bulk of the population, as well as most of the landholders and peasants, were Hindus, it was but natural that Hindus would suffer the most from his revenue and market regulations. The Sultan Alauddin Khilji was now seriously ill and the Naib himself transacted all the business of the state in his name. As a result of these confiscations, Nusrat Khan obtained a huge amount of cash for the royal treasury. Historian Banarsi Prasad Saksena doubts the authenticity of this claim, arguing that it is not supported by Alauddin's contemporary writers.  His original name was Ali Gurshasp. , Alp Khan who was transferred to Gujarat in 1310, is praised by Jain sources for permitting reconstruction of their temples. , Alauddin banned charlatans, and ordered sorcerers (called "blood-sucking magicians" by his courtier Amir Khusrau) to be stoned to death. Alauddin Khilji was the second ruler and probably the most powerful monarch of the Khilji Dynasty. On this occasion, Deval Devi was also married to Khizr Khan.  Kakkasuri in Nabhi-nandana-jinoddhara-prabandha mentions Alp Khan issuing a farman permitting the Jain merchant Samara Shah to renovate a damaged Shatrunjaya temple.  He also banned gambling, and excommunicated drunkards and gamblers from Delhi, along with vendors of intoxicants. He finally obtained from the Sultan a farman setting aside the claims of Khizr Khan to the throne. He defeated the Deccan princes, levied rich tributes upon them, but at the same time left them with their possessions.  Having strengthened his control over Delhi, the Sultan started eliminating the officers that were not his own appointees. The fort walls were mainly constructed using rubble (in mud), although there are some traces of ashlar masonry (in lime and lime plaster). Haunting story of Jauhar. woes – the indifference of his wife and sons. , During this campaign, the Mongol general Abachi had conspired to ally with the Pandyas, and as a result, Alauddin ordered him to be executed in Delhi. , In 1299, the Chagatai ruler Duwa sent a Mongol force led by Qutlugh Khwaja to conquer Delhi. As part of his measures to prevent rebellions, Alauddin imposed prohibition, because he believed that the rampant use of alcoholic drinks enabled people to assemble, lose their senses and think of rebellion. Alauddin commissioned the Alai Darwaza, which was completed in 1311, and serves as the southern gateway leading to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque built by Qutb al-Din Aibak. , In 1304, Alauddin appears to have ordered a second invasion of Gujarat, which resulted in the annexation of the Vaghela kingdom to the Delhi Sultanate. , Under the Mamluk dynasty, obtaining a membership in the higher bureaucracy was difficult for the Indian Muslims and impossible for Hindus. Learned scholars, nobles and talented military commanders like Amir Khusrau, Qazi Mughisuddin, Ulugh Khan, Nusrat Khan, and Zafar Khan were always ready to tender advice to him on important matters.  He became infatuated with his slave-general Malik Kafur, who became the de facto ruler of the Sultanate after being promoted to the rank of viceroy (Na'ib). He was suffering from dropsy and other physical disorder. , In 1306, another Mongol army sent by Duwa advanced up to the Ravi River, ransacking the territories along the way. An efficient spy network was set up that reached into the private households of nobles.  According to his courtier Amir Khusrow, he ordered a massacre of 30,000 local Hindus after this conquest. After killing Jalaluddin, he consolidated his power in Delhi, and subjugated Jalaluddin's sons in Multan. Alauddin’s second Hindu wife was named Kamala Devi; she was the chief queen of the Vaghela Dynasty. Khilji killed his uncle Jalaluddin Firuz Khilji, the first ruler of Khilji dynasty and became the second ruler of Khilji dynasty. With the dismissal of Malik Hamiduddin and A’izuddin and the assassination of Sharaf Qayani, the offices of Diwan-i-Wizarat, Diwan-i-Rasalat and Diwan-i-Insha were ruined. At times, he exploited Muslim fanaticism against Hindu chiefs and the treatment of the zimmis. After 1303, Alauddin became busy in economic and marketing reform. If once he incarcerated anybody, It is generally believed that Alauddin left nothing of permanence. He had great faith in religion and never allowed any irreligious thing to be said or heard. Although Zafar Khan managed to inflict heavy casualties on the invaders, he and other soldiers in his unit were killed in the battle. This however seems to have changed under the Khaljis. , Alauddin banned prostitution, and ordered all existing prostitutes of Delhi to be married.  When the news of Alauddin's success reached Jalaluddin, the Sultan came to Gwalior, hoping that Alauddin would present the loot to him there.  His objective was to cause a change in the general political opinion, by portraying himself as someone with huge public support. Alauddin ordered the convicts to be sawn into two. He never asked for legal opinions about political matters, and very few learned men visited him. The Sultan also possessed a vindictive Who can count the strong forts which he captured. His strenuous work habits, hard labor, and irregular habits had severely told upon his body. Henceforth, "everybody was busy earning with earning a living so that nobody could even think of rebellion". If once he became prejudiced against anybody, he spared no efforts to His astounding success against the Maratha army of Devagiri established his reputation as a brilliant commander. The coin legend (Sikander-e -Sani) translates to 'The Second Alexander' in recognition of his military success. When Ballala learned about Kafur's march, he hurried back to his capital Dwarasamudra. Death info about Alauddin Khilji Alauddin Khilji, suffering from ascites, spent his last time in extreme difficulties and died on 2 January 1316 AD.  In addition, the Sultan granted Alauddin's request to use the revenue surplus for hiring additional troops. These victories forced the Yadava king Ramachandra, the Kakatiya king Prataparudra, and the Hoysala king Ballala III to become Alauddin's tributaries.  At Khambhat, it is said that the citizens were caught by surprise. Alauddin was perhaps the only Sultan of the Sultanate who never went to the Friday prayers and did not permit religious considerations to interfere with the state administration, yet he was a good Muslim. On the death of Alauddin Khalji his general Malik Kafur set aside the claims of the heir apparent Khizr Khan and crowned the infant son of late sultan Shihabuddin Umar and himself became his regent. Ascending the throne at the age of 30, Alauddin had reached the apogee of power at 45 through unrivaled skill, studied tact and phenomenal energy.  Based on Barani's description, scholars Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai believe that Alauddin and Kafur were in a homosexual relationship. His policy left a number of faithful allies in the South who not only remained loyal and obedient to him but also helped him in many of his military enterprises.  He forced the rural chiefs to pay same taxes as the others, and banned them from imposing illegal taxes on the peasants. His slave-general Malik Kafur led multiple campaigns to the south of the Vindhyas, obtaining a considerable amount of wealth from Devagiri (1308), Warangal (1310) and Dwarasamudra (1311). He was a powerful monarch and started invading states and territories to increase his empire over the Indian subcontinent.  The Delhi army conquered the fort, and the defending ruler Sitaladeva was killed in November 1308. Many people, from both military and non-military backgrounds, joined him.  In August–September 1308, Alauddin personally took charge of the siege operations in Siwana. As per the historians, Alauddin’s father died when …  He managed to raise such a large army by paying relatively low salaries to his soldiers, and introduced market price controls to ensure that the low salaries were acceptable to his soldiers. , While the imperial armies were busy in Chittor and Warangal campaigns, the Mongols launched another invasion of Delhi around August 1303.  Alaul Mulk also argued that even great conquerors like Genghis Khan had not been able to subvert Islam, and people would revolt against Alauddin for founding a new religion. According to the later chronicler Barani, he rarely heeded to the orthodox ulema but believed "that the Hindu will never be submissive and obedient to the Musalman unless the Hindu is reduced to extreme poverty."  After a month-long siege of Warangal, the Kakatiya king Prataparudra agreed to become a tributary of Alauddin, and surrendered a large amount of wealth (possibly including the Koh-i-Noor diamond) to the invaders. The way in which he argued with Malik Alaulmulk before marching against the Mongols deserves praise.  Barani also attributes Alauddin's revenue reforms to the Sultan's desire to subjugate the Hindus by "depriving them of that wealth and property which fosters rebellion". Meanwhile, in Delhi, Jalaluddin's widow Malka-i-Jahan appointed her youngest son Qadr Khan as the new king with the title Ruknuddin Ibrahim, without consulting the nobles. Notwithstanding the various measures, Alauddin Khilji had taken for strengthening his state and notwithstanding the brilliant victories Malik Kafur was achieving in the South as late as 1313, the government of Alauddin Khilji was gradually losing in strength and ability. In response, Alauddin assaulted her. Neither this army, nor the reinforcements sent by Alauddin's provincial governors could enter the city because of the blockades set up by the Mongols.  Given his relationship with Kafur, historians believe Alauddin may have been bisexual or even homosexual. The invaders ransacked Delhi and its neighbourhoods, but ultimately decided to retreat after being unable to breach Siri. Alauddin was an imperialist though and though, but notwithstanding his desire for incessant conquest and extension of his dominion, he was well aware of the dangers of thoughtless expansionism. The Sultan had lived an extremely tiresome and busy life and from the disorders of dropsy and from the fatal effects of the poison administered by Malik Kafur, Alauddin found refuge in a silent death on 6 January 1316. Besides all his mad ambitions, nature had crammed the Sultan with a sense of practicability. The Sultan successfully reduced Chittor in 1303 which had not taken by any previous Sultan and which put an edge on the teeth of even a strong Emperor like Akbar. He left Devagiri with a huge amount of wealth, including precious metals, jewels, silk products, elephants, horses, and slaves. Go to Contact us Page or mail us at [email protected].  In the ensuing Battle of Kili, Alauddin personally led the Delhi forces, but his general Zafar Khan attacked the Mongols without waiting for his orders. His vigorous and extensive conquests led to him being viewed as persecutor both at home and abroad, including by Maulana Shamsuddin Turk, Abdul Malik Isami and Wassaf. Follow us on our Telegram channel- @ IndianMuslims2 We document atrocities on Muslims. It is as an administrator than anything else that Alauddin stands head and shoulder above his predecessors or successors in the Sultanate. Alauddin instituted a number of significant administrative changes, related to revenues, price controls, and society. Impressed by his victories, Alauddin Khilji had made him the governor of Deccan with headquarters at Devagiri. 19. Unlike his early years, he was now surrounded by only flatterers and scoundrels. To transcend the victories of Alexander the Great and to found a new religion like the Prophet of Islam were the two burning desires of his soul. , At this time, the Pandya kingdom was reeling under a war of succession between the two brothers Vira and Sundara, and taking advantage of this, the Hoysala king Ballala had invaded the Pandyan territory.  Wassaf states that "The Muhammadan forces began to kill and slaughter on the right and on the left unmercifully, throughout the impure land, for the sake of Islam, and blood flowed in torrents. , He compromised with the Hindu chiefs who were willing to accept his suzerainty. Nevertheless, the Delhi army looted many treasures, elephants and horses.  Since Ala-ul Mulk had become very obese, the governorship of Kara was entrusted to Nusrat Khan, who had become unpopular in Delhi because of the confiscations. The victims allegedly hatched a conspiracy to overthrow Alauddin, but this might be Kafur's propaganda. The worsening condition of Alauddin had alarmed everybody in the palace. , Alauddin removed several experienced administrators, abolished the office of wazir (prime minister), and even executed the minister Sharaf Qa'ini.  Barani's uncle Alaul Mulk convinced him to drop this idea, stating that a new religion could only be found based on a revelation from god, not based on human wisdom. Meanwhile, the head of Jalaluddin was paraded on a spear in his camp before being sent to Awadh. He states that such a submission on the part of the Hindus "has neither been seen before nor will be witnessed hereafter". , Alauddin was brought up by Jalaluddin after Shihabuddin's death. In accordance with this opinion, whatever affair of state came before him, he only looked to the public good, without considering whether his mode of dealing with it was lawful or unlawful. Without blinding him to reality, the ambitions had made him an astute diplomat. On his arrival, Khizr Khan apologized to his father. , Some of Alauddin's land reforms were continued by his successors, and formed a basis of the agrarian reforms introduced by the later rulers such as Sher Shah Suri and Akbar.  Some later legends state that Alauddin invaded Chittor to capture Ratnasimha's beautiful queen Padmini, but most modern historians have rejected the authenticity of these legends. This website covers the history of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Although he had a number of wives, yet he does not seem to have been under the feminine influence as such.  Alauddin managed to reach Delhi before the invaders, but did not have enough time to prepare for a strong defence. Alauddin Khilji is a Indian Ruler (Sultan of Delhi).Alauddin Khilji was born on 1266-1267 ( According to the 16th-17th century chronicler Haji-ud-Dabir) in the Khalji Dynasty in Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan and his real age is 795 years 0 months The region beyond Lahore suffered from Mongol raids and Khokhar rebellions. His government was a military despot’s rule and as Jadunath Sarkar had aptly remarked: A government of personal discretion is, by its very nature, uncertain. He undertook measures to impoverish them and felt it was justified because he knew the Hindu chiefs and muqaddams led a luxurious life but didn't pay a jital in taxes. He thirsted for immortality. It was definitely the genius of Alauddin Khilji which struck at the roots of the so many novel measures cited above. The government also forced the transport workers to re-settle in villages at specific distances along the Yamuna river to enable rapid transport of grain to Delhi.  Historian Judith E. Walsh, scholar Nilanjan Sarkar and scholar Thomas Gugler also believe Alauddin and Kafur were lovers in a sexually intimate relationship. , Alauddin rarely listened to the advice of the orthodox ulama. is also mentioned to have made huge donations towards repairing Jain temples.. Since his capture in Gujarat n 1299, he had long enjoyed the confidence and affection of the Sultan Alauddin Khilji. Khizr Khan to the daughter of her brother, Deval Rani was sent away to Alauddin was the most powerful ruler of his dynasty. Contemporary chroniclers did not write much about Alauddin's childhood.  Both Alauddin and his younger brother Almas Beg married Jalaluddin's daughters. Alauddin’s barbarous punishment of traders, the atrocities of Nusrat Khan on the people of Delhi and the callousness of the Sultan in killing his kith and kin are simply appalling.  Towards the end of the night, Kafur brought the body of Alauddin from the Siri Place and had it buried in Alauddin's mausoleum (which had already been built before Alauddin's death). But luckily, his almost mad schemes were toned down by his faithful counselor Malik Ala-ul-Mulk. Raja Ramchandra of Devagiri died in 1311. he never thought of releasing him and a large number of innocent men The autobiographical memoirs of Timur, who invaded Delhi in 1398, mention that the reservoir was a source of water for the city throughout the year.  A dejected Ruknuddin then retreated and escaped to Multan with his mother and the loyal nobles. ", Alauddin brought a large tract of fertile land under the directly-governed crown territory, by eliminating iqta's, land grants and vassals in the Ganga-Yamuna Doab region. used to be punished simply because the Sultan thought them to be guilty. Alauddin obtained the governorship of Kara in 1291 after suppressing a revolt against Jalaluddin, and the governorship of Awadh in 1296 after a profitable raid on Bhilsa.  Sometime later, Alauddin relented, and allowed distillation and drinking in private.  As Alauddin marched to Delhi, the news spread in towns and villages that he was recruiting soldiers while distributing gold. , Alauddin also married Kamala Devi, a Hindu woman, who was originally the chief queen of Karna, the Vaghela king of Gujarat.  Alauddin's administration strictly punished the violators, and ensured non-availability of alcohol not only in Delhi, but also in its surrounding areas.  Alauddin captured Chittor after an eight-month long siege.  However, Barani states that Alauddin wanted to reduce the prices so that low salaries were acceptable to his soldiers, and thus, to maintain a large army. Such tyranny on the one hand and Alauddin Khilji’s disgraceful attachment to Kafur affected Sultan’s prestige. His administration persecuted the Ismaili (Shia) minorities, after the orthodox Sunnis falsely accused them of permitting incest in their "secret assemblies". At the news of the murder of their favorite commander Alp Khan, Gujarat garrison unfurled the standard of revolt.  In addition, Alauddin demanded four-fifths share of the spoils of war from his soldiers, instead of the traditional one-fifth share (khums). According to Isami, Alauddin banned alcohol, after a noble condemned him for merrymaking when his subjects were suffering from a famine. Alauddin Khilji’s death resulted from the cause of oedema in the brain and he passed away in 1316. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Malik Kafur and all the other nobles from far off-places were also invited.  During the Ranthambore campaign, Alauddin faced three unsuccessful rebellions. , Like his predecessors, Alauddin was a Sunni Muslim. Instead of attacking the heavily guarded city of Delhi, the invaders proceeded south-east to the Gangetic plains along the Himalayan foothills. , During the last years of his life, Alauddin suffered from an illness, and became very distrustful of his officers.  The Mongol invasion of 1303 was one of the most serious invasions of India, and prompted Alauddin to take several steps to prevent its repeat. , Alauddin, known as Ali Gurshasp until his ascension in July 1296, was formally proclaimed as the new king with the title Alauddunya wad Din Muhammad Shah-us Sultan at Kara. , In the early years of the 14th century, Alauddin built the Siri Fort. , One section of his army, led by himself and Nusrat Khan, marched to Delhi via Badaun and Baran (modern Bulandshahr). , Per Jain sources, Alauddin held discussions with Jain sages and once specially summoned Acharya Mahasena to Delhi. After Bajirao Mastani, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making a movie Padmavat i.e. , The plunder obtained from Devagiri prompted Alauddin to plan an invasion of the other southern kingdoms, which had accumulated a huge amount of wealth, having been shielded from the foreign armies that had ransacked northern India. Every sentiment of kindness and clemency became extinct in the Sultan’s heart when anything harmful for the state was done. ", "Padmavati row: Who was Rani Padmavati's husband Maharawal Ratan Singh? Malik Kafur marched into the south in 1308 and Alauddin marched into Sevana. , Alauddin's government imposed the jizya tax on its non-Muslim subjects, and his Muslim subjects were obligated to contribute zakat. , Alauddin's wives included Jalaluddin's daughter, who held the title Malika-i-Jahan, and Alp Khan's sister Mahru.  This, combined with his unhappy domestic life, made Alauddin determined to dethrone Jalaluddin. Religion. Khizr Khan could not understand why his father was angry with him so much.  He rose rapidly in Alauddin's service, mainly because of his proven ability as military commander and wise counsellor, and eventually became the viceroy (Na'ib) of the Sultanate. When  Many Mongols were taken captive and killed; the 16th-century historian Firishta claims that the heads (sir) of 8,000 Mongols were used to build the Siri Fort commissioned by Alauddin. Mubarak took the title of Al Wasiq Bilah & declared himself the Khalifa. At the news of the murder of their favorite commander Alp Khan, Gujarat garrison unfurled the standard of revolt. In 1299, he defeated Qutulugh Khwaja and in 1303 repulsed a powerful Mongol army from the outskirts of Delhi. , Mongol invasions and northern conquests, 1297–1306, Religion & relationships with other communities, sfn error: no target: CITEREFSatish_Chandra2007 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFBanarsi_Prasad_Saksena1970 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFSatish_Chandra2014 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFS._Digby1980 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFRichard_M._Eaton2001 (, Rebellions against Alauddin Khalji § Measures for preventing rebellions, "Padmavati isn't history, so what's all the fuss about? Alauddin gave each of them 30 to 50 manns of gold, and each of their soldiers 300 silver tankas (hammered coins). Raised By His Uncle: Founder of the Khilji Dynasty. The inquiry was conducted by the orthodox ulama, who found several Ismailis guilty.  Kafur was supported by Alauddin's Gujarat governor Alp Khan, whose forces invaded Baglana, and captured Karna's daughter Devaladevi (later married to Alauddin's son Khizr Khan).  Once, while Alauddin and Mahru were together in a garden, Jalaluddin's daughter attacked Mahru out of jealousy. Alauddin Khalji (1296-1316) The Khilji Dynasty 2 Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. However, Alauddin detained them, and prevented them from communicating with the Sultan. Ala-ud-din Khilji or Alauddin Khilji (r. 1296- died 1316), born as Juna Khan Khilji, was the second ruler of the Khilji dynasty in Northern India, and ruled from 1296 to 1316.  He also levied taxes on residences (ghari) and grazing (chara'i), which were not sanctioned by the Islamic law. Alauddin also eliminated the intermediary Hindu rural chiefs, and started collecting the kharaj directly from the cultivators. Khilji greatly expanded the empire that he inherited from his uncle, Sultan Jalaluddin Khilji, after killing him. During his absence, the influence of Alp Khan and Malika-i-Jahan began to increase and the latter began preparation for the marriage of her second son Shadi Khan with the second daughter of her brother. She kept a close watch on Alauddin, and encouraged her daughter's arrogant behavior towards him. , Chroniclers such as Khusrau and Barani state that the prices were not allowed to increase during Alauddin's lifetime, even when the rainfall was scarce. Alauddin was married to Malika-I-Jahan, but the … , Alauddin's government maintained a descriptive roll of every soldier, and occasionally conducted strict reviews of the army to examine the horses and arms of the soldiers. According to Amir Khusrow, 20,000 Mongols were killed in the battle, and many more were killed in Delhi after being brought there as prisoners. Only three maliks from Jalaluddin's time were spared: Malik Qutbuddin Alavi, Malik Nasiruddin Rana, Malik Amir Jamal Khalji. , According to Barani, Alauddin was the first sultan to separate religion from the state. daughter of Raja Karan Dev. Alauddin ordered an inquiry against them sometime before 1311. account of his declining health, he had become suspicious and peevish. All their wives and children were handed over to their assassins. Khizr Khan was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and naturally, could not understand the tricks of Malik Kafur. After conquering the throne by killing his uncle and predecessor, Jalaluddin Firuz Khilji, he continued his legacy of invading states and territories to increase his empire over the Indian subcontinent.  Although he was opposed to granting lands to his generals and soldiers, he generously rewarded them after successful campaigns, especially those in Deccan. Both Vira and Sundara fled their headquarters, and thus, Kafur was unable to make them Alauddin's tributaries.  The Yajvapala dynasty, which ruled the region to the north-east of Malwa, also appears to have fallen to Alauddin's invasion. Tomb of Alauddin Khilji He is buried at Mehrauli’s Qutb complex, in Delhi. Let us study the history of the Indian Subcontinent from the prehistoric times to 2020. According to historian Banarsi Prasad Saksena, the ruined foundations of these two structures probably lie under one of the mounds at Siri. He was fortunate enough…, Pingback: Jalaluddin Khilji - The Alluring Reign Of A Sultan (1290-1296) - Dastan-e-Hind, Your email address will not be published.  He ceased adding Al-Musta'sim's name, instead adding Yamin-ul-Khilafat Nāsir Amīri 'l-Mu'minīn (The right hand of the Caliphate, the helper of the Commander of the Faithful). However, public distribution and drinking of wine remained prohibited. To prevent rebellions by the nobles, he confiscated their wealth and removed them from their bases of power. After Alauddin’s death, his son Mubarak Khilji (1316-20) succeeded after putting Malik Kafur to death. The siege of Ranthambhore had proved to be a long and costly affair.  In addition, Barani suggests that the Hindu traders indulged in profiteering, and Alauddin's market reforms resulted from the Sultan's desire to punish the Hindus. He also convinced Alauddin to order the killing of his brother-in-law Alp Khan, an influential noble who could rival Malik Kafur's power. , Alauddin married Jalaluddin's daughter, Malika-i-Jahan, long before the Khalji revolution of 1290. The effect was both large landowners and small-scale cultivators were fearful of missing out on paying their assessed taxes. After reaching Kara, Alauddin sent a letter of apology to the Sultan, and expressed concern that his enemies may have poisoned the Sultan's mind against him during his absence. However, a section of Ruknuddin's army defected to Alauddin at midnight. Alauddin's Madrasa, Qutb complex, Mehrauli, which also has his tomb to the south.  Alauddin camped in Siri during the 1303 Mongol invasion, and after the Mongols left, he built the Qasr-i-Hazar Situn palace at the site of his camp. He is noted for repulsing the Mongol invasions of India. Courts to the east of Quwwat ul-Islam mosque, in Qutb complex added by Khalji in 1300 CE.  She eventually became reconciled to her new life. Such a man of iron-will must be free from all sentiments of conjugal love.  There was no learned Digambracarya in North India during this period and Mahasena was persuaded by Jains to defend the faith. Multan was controlled by Jalaluddin's son Arkali, who harboured the fugitives from Delhi. Alauddin was extremely delighted to see his son by his side. In 1296, Alauddin raided Devagiri, and acquired loot to stage a successful revolt against Jalaluddin.  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