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Khusro Khan
Khusro Khan
(also spelled Khusrau Khan
Khusrau Khan
or Khusru or Khusraw Khan) was a medieval Indian military leader, and ruler of Delhi
Delhi
as Sultan Nasiruddin Khusrau Shah for a short period of time.

Contents

1 Origin 2 Early career 3 Brief rule 4 References

Origin[edit] Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah
Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah
had homosexual relations with two uterine brothers, Hasan and Husamuddin (or Hisamuddin). According to Amir Khusrau's Tughluq Nama, the two brothers belonged to a Hindu military caste called Baradu. They had been captured during Ayn al-Mulk Multani-led 1305 conquest of Malwa. They were brought as slaves to Delhi, where they were brought up by Alauddin's naib-i khas-i hajib Malik Shadi. The two brothers acted as passive homosexuals only to maintain their status and position.[3] Mubarak Shah preferred Hasan as a partner, but turned to Husamuddin whenever Hasan was not available. Their relationship was not a secret, and Mubarak and Hasan used to exchange hugs and kisses in public. Mubarak gave Hasan the title Khusrau Khan, several iqtas, the army of the deceased Malik Kafur, and the wizarat.[3] Early career[edit] The conquest of the Deccan by the Delhi
Delhi
Sultanate began in 1296 when Alauddin Khalji
Alauddin Khalji
raided and plunder Devagiri.[4] Later in that year, Alauddin subsequently murdered his uncle, the reigning sultan, Jalaluddin, and took his place as head of the sultanate.[5] Among Alauddin's subsequent actions, in 1309 he forced the Kakatiya dynasty of Telangana
Telangana
and Coastal Andhra
Coastal Andhra
to become subordinate to him.[6] In 1318, Prataparudra II, the Kakatiya ruler, defied his masters in Delhi
Delhi
by refusing to send the annual tribute expected of him. Alauddin's son Mubarak Shah 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 13,000 horses.[7] Brief rule[edit]

Billon 2 gani of Nasir Ud Din Khusro Shah

After Alauddin's death in 1316, Khusrau Khan
Khusrau Khan
managed to kill Alauddin's son and successor as sultan, Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah, ending the Khalji dynasty
Khalji dynasty
in 1320. Khusro then assumed the throne. He married Deval Devi.[8] He reconverted back to Hinduism.[9] Khusro in turn was captured by the governor of Dipalpur, Ghazi Malik, after being defeated in the battle of Hauz e Alaai (Hauz Khas) and beheaded in Sept. 1320.[10] References[edit] Citations

^ Maurya, Sudheer. Deval Devi : eak etihasik Upnyas (in Hindi). ISBN 9788190786645.  ^ Lieberman, Benjamin (2013-03-22). Remaking Identities: God, Nation, and Race in World History. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 9781442213951.  ^ a b Banarsi Prasad Saksena 1992, p. 431. ^ Asher & Talbot (2006), p. 35 ^ Jackson (2003), p. 56 ^ Eaton (2005), pp. 17–18 ^ Eaton (2005), pp. 18–19 ^ Maurya, Sudheer. Deval Devi : eak etihasik Upnyas (in Hindi). ISBN 9788190786645.  ^ Lieberman, Benjamin (2013-03-22). Remaking Identities: God, Nation, and Race in World History. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 9781442213951.  ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. pp. 88–89. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4. 

Bibliography

Asher, Catherine B.; Talbot, Cynthia, eds. (2006), "The expansion of Turkic power, 1180–1350", India
India
before Europe, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-52180-904-7  Jackson, Peter (2003), The Delhi
Delhi
Sultanate: A Political and Military History (Reprinted ed.), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-52154-329-3  Eaton, Richard M. (2005), A Social History of the Deccan: 1300–1761, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-52125-484-7 

Preceded by Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah, Khalji dynasty Sultan of Delhi Succeeded by Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq, Tughluq dynasty

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