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|Sultan of Delhi|
|Predecessor||Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah|
The conquest of the Deccan by the Delhi Sultanate began in 1296 when Alauddin Khilji raided and plundered Devagiri. Later in that year, Alauddin subsequently murdered his uncle, the reigning sultan, Jalaluddin, and took his place as head of the sultanate. Among Alauddin's subsequent actions, in 1309 he forced the Kakatiya dynasty of Telangana and Coastal Andhra to become subordinate to him.
In 1318, Prataparudra II, the Kakatiya ruler, defied his masters in Delhi by refusing to send the annual tribute expected of him. Alauddin responded by sending Khusrau Khan, one of his generals, to the Kakatiya capital at what is now Warangal. Khan's force bristled with technology previously unknown in the area, including trebuchet-like machines, and Prataparudra had to submit once more to the sultanate. The amount of his annual tribute was changed, becoming 100 elephants and 12,000 horses.
Khusrau Khan later arranged for Alauddin to be killed by his friend Jahiriya. In 1320 Khusrau Khan managed to kill Alauddin's son and successor as sultan, Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah, ending the Khilji dynasty. He captured the throne of Delhi and held it for four months.
Khan was a decadent and disrespectful ruler. He collected all of the Qurans, placed them on the chairs of his court and ordered his Muslim ministers to sit on them. He also often urinated on his cabinet of Muslim ministers. His ministers reacted, requesting Emir Ghazi Malik of Dipalpur to invade Delhi. Later in 1320, Malik captured Delhi and killed Khan, becoming sultan himself under the name Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq and thus founding the Tughlaq dynasty.
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Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah Khilji
|Sultan of Delhi||Succeeded by
Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq