Sayyid Dynasty

As a result of Timur’s invasion, Tughlaq dynasty came to an end in 1414 and Khizra Khan founded the Sayyid dynasty
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As a result of Timur’s invasion, Tughlaq dynasty came to an end in 1414 and Khizra Khan founded the Sayyid dynasty and ascended the throne of Delhi as a deputy of Timur.

After ruling for 7 years, Khizra Khan died on 20 May, 1421. He was succeeded by his son Mubarak Khan. However, he was soon murdered. He was succeeded by his nephew Muhammad Khan. A detailed account of Mubarak Khan can be found in Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi authored by Yahya-bin-Ahmad Sirhindi.

The last ruler of the Sayyid dynasty, Ala-ud-Din Alam Shah left the throne of Delhi sultanate in favour of his general Bahlol Khan Lodi and went to Badaoun where he died in 1478. It happened on 19 April, 1451.

Following the regime change, India soon disintegrated into very small independent states. Some of these states were as small as 30-40 square kms.

In South, two independent Kingdoms were formed. One was Islamic while the other was Hindu. The Islamic kingdom was called Bahamni Kingdom and the Hindu kingdom was called Vijayanagar empire.

Sayyid dynasty was the fourth dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate which lasted from 1414 to 1451.

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