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Maḥmūd II, Nāṣir al-Dīn
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Between 602/1206 and the conquest of Delhi and of parts of North India by the first Mughal sovereign, Bābur (r. 932/1526–936/1530), five dynasties of so-called Delhi sultans ruled North India and, at times, the northern Deccan. Nāṣir al-Dīn Maḥmūd II (r. 796–815/1394–1412) was the fifth Tughluq sultan of Delhi in the troubled six-year period following the death of Fīrūz Shāh (r. 752–90/1351–88), the last great ruler of the Tughluq dynasty (r. 720–815/1320–1412). He was also the last descendant of Fīrūz Shāh to rule from Delhi. He was…

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Auer, Blain, “Maḥmūd II, Nāṣir al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36016>
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