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Biography: Alauddin Khalji

Alauddin Khalji (1296-1316) started a campaign against the Yadavas of Devagiri in  1296 and is largely responsible for establishment of Islamic armies in South India.

In the year 1299, Alauddin firmly assumed control of power in Dehli. His military general Malik Kafur raided the powerful Hoysala and Pandya capitals in 1311. The Khalji dynasty expanded to much of India.

Source: Islamic Heritage of Deccan, Marg Publications

 

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