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Timeline and Key Rulers




Key Rulers of Delhi  



Dates of Rule

Actions of Note

Prithviraj III Chauhan

c1179 - 1192

Extended Lal Kot and named it Qila Rai Pithora


Muhammad Ghuri


Afghan ruler who beat the Hindu rulers to take control of Delhi and North India

Qutb-ud-din Aibak


Slave General of Mohammud Ghur who established the Slave Dynasty of Delhi.

Started the construction of the Qutb Minar and Quwwatul Islam Masjid  

Shams-ud-din Iltutmish


Son in Law of Qutb-ud-din Aibak.

Continued work at the Qutb complex, extending the mosque and completing the minar


Raziyyat-ud-din Sultana


Daughter of Iltumish, first female ruler of India  

Ghiyas-ud-din Balaban


Ex- slave and son in law of Iltutmish  

Ala-ud-din Khaji


Extended the mosque and added Madrassa. 

Also constructed the Alai Darwaza and started the Alai Minar  

Constructed Siri Fort and the Hauz Khas water tank.

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