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Hoshang Shah

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Copper coin of Hoshang Shah
Hoshang Shah's Tomb in Mandu

Hoshang Shah (1406–1435) was the first formally appointed Sultan of the Malwa Sultanate of Central India.[1][2] Also called Hoshang Shah Ghori, he was known as Alp Khan before he took on the title Hoshang Shah after being crowned the ruler of the Malwa Sultanate. Alp Khan's father Dilawar Khan Ghori had belonged to the court of Firuz Shah Tughlaq, the Sultan of Delhi. Dilawar Khan Gori was appointed governor of Malwa probably by Firuz of the house of Tughlaq, but made himself independent of the Delhi Sultanate for all practical purposes in 1401.[3] Thus he had practically come to Mandu in 1401 as the first King of Malwa, although he did not declare himself a king.


  1. ^ Thomas William Beale (1881). The oriental biographical dictionary. Asiatic Society. p. 108. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  2. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. p. 116. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.
  3. ^ An Advanced History of India:R C Majumdar, 2006, p. 304