In 1303 A.D. Allauddin invaded Chittor fort. His ambition was to capture Padmini, the beautiful queen of Chittor, a veritable Venus. The Rajputs inflicted heavy losses on Allauddin’s army. While Allauddin was at Chittor, the Moghuls invaded Delhi, Allauddin had to lift the siege of Chittor within a month of commencing it and rush to Delhi to face the Moghuls. The Moghul army was headed by Turgha Khan. The two armies met at Siri (Shree), a suburb of Delhi. Allauddin was in bad shape, as half of his army had been decimated by the Rajputs in Chittor. The Moghuls won but for some reason did not capture Delhi and retreated.
Just at this time, the neo-converts of Moghulpura, Delhi revolted against Allauddin. Allauddin wrecked a terrible vengeance by massacring some 40,000 people in Moghulpura. A few months later, Allauddin again attacked Chittor and captured it (Monday, Aug. 26, 1303). He stationed a Muslim garrison in the fort and placed Maldev, a scion of the Jhalor royal family, on the Chittor throne, as a tutelary king.
It is said that in his first assault on Chittor when Allauddin lost all hope of conquering the fort, he sent a message to the ruler Rana Bhim Singh that he would be satisfied if he could see the beautiful Padmini in a mirror and would raise the siege and return to Delhi.
The story goes that being allowed to see Padmini in a mirror, Allauddin was easily captivated by her beauty and he decided to play foul. The generous Rajputs who used to treat their guests with due honor escorted Allauddin out of the fort in state. Rana Bhim Singh, the Rajput ruler, himself accompanied Allauddin up to Allauddin’s camp. The treacherous Muslim Allauddin ordered the arrest of Bhim Singh and his small escort. He then sent word to the fort that if Padmini was not surrendered, Rana Bhim Singh and his companions would be tortured to death.
The Rajputs then hatched a daring plan. They sent word to Allauddin that Padmini accompanied by a large retinue of other Rajput women would be delivered at Allauddin’s camp in a caravan of palanquins. But instead of women, a brave, fully armed Rajput veteran took his seat in each palanquin with a veil carefully drawn over his whiskered face. The palanquin bearers too were warriors. When that caravan of 700 palanquins reached Allauddin’s camp, word was sent that Rana Bhim Singh be allowed a last half- hour farewell meeting with Padmini. Overjoyed at the lecherous prospect of 700 Rajput beauties delivered at his door, Allauddin freed Bhim Singh. No sooner had Bhim Singh reached the Rajput caravan than he was whisked away by a strong and select secret escort toward Chittor. In the mean time, the others, throwing off their petticoat disguise shouted Jai Ekalingaji and fell with Hindu fury on Allauddin’s camp slashing the throats and chopping the heads of Turks, Arabs, Afghans, Abyssinians - and all their ilk who infested Hindusthan.
In this saga of Rajput patriotism, two Rajputs shot to fame. They have since become legendary figures whose loyalty to the country and supreme sacrifice have been for ever immortalized in the folklore of Rajasthan. The legend is made up of a twosome, Gorha and Badal. These two young warriors had accompanied Padmini from Ceylon when she was married into the Chittor royal family. They had led the escort of Rana Bhim Singh. As soon as the cry went up in Allauddin’s camp that Rana Bhim Singh has escaped, the party hurrying with him to Chittor was pursued. In that running battle, Gorah and Badal slew every Muslim who dared get abreast of them. Ultimately as Rana Bhim Singh was conducted safely inside Chittor, Gorha and Badal, overcome by their wounds fell at the entrance of the fort with the smile of having successfully carried out a divine mission, on their faces.
That the Rajputs had allowed Padmini’s beauty to be scanned by Allauddin in a mirror is a canard invented by a Muslim poet called Muhammad Jaisi. Bhim Singh never allowed the lecherous Mussalman Allauddin to set his eyes on his famed wife. It was Allauddin who despairing of capturing Chittor had suggested a face-saving surrender. Feigning repentance, he lured Bhim Singh to his own camp for negotiating a truce, swearing by the Koran that he meant no treachery. In typical Hindu naivet=82 and chivalry, Bhim Singh, not yet sufficiently broken to Muslim treachery, visited Allauddin’s camp with a small escort. It was to square this account that the brave Rajputs turned the tables on Allauddin by feigning to deliver 700 beauties demanded by him, at his door.
After this shameful defeat, Allauddin had to hurry to Delhi to face a Moghul invasion. But he returned in a few months again in his lecherous quest for Padmini. The previous invasion had converted the Rajputs of the countryside to Islam. These converts were now put in the vanguard and made to fight their own erstwhile brethren for a nefarious alien tyrant. On Monday, Aug. 26, 1303 Chittor fell but not before thousands of Rajput women inside had entered a cellar and burnt themselves to ashes preferring a fiery death and unsullied honor to the lecherous hell of Islamic torture and venery. Discomfited Allauddin in impotent anger massacred thousands of children and old men found in the fort.
In 1305 A.D. another Moghul army, led by Aibak Khan, invaded India. The Moghuls ravaged Multan and then moved south. They were challenged by Ghazibeg Tughlak, Allauddin’s area commander. Taken by surprise, the Moghuls were routed. Those captured were trampled to death under elephants’ feet in the streets of Delhi. This disaster proved to be a deterrent for the Moghuls for a long time thereafter.
In 1306 A.D. Allauddin fitted out a military expedition under Malik Kafur to invade the Deccan. Alp Khan posted in Gujarat was asked to join Malik Kafur. Deogiri was besieged on the pretext that its ruler Ramdeo Rao had failed to send the annual tribute. A more important consideration, however, was that while in the Gujarat campaign, Allauddin had been able to capture and rape the wife of Raja Karan, their beautiful daughter Deval Devi had escaped with her father and sought shelter in Deogiri. She was now captured and sent to Delhi to be dumped in the harem of Allauddin’s degenerate son, Khizr Khan. It is amazing how India’s Seville historians sing loudly of Allauddin’s many constructions as if by magic all over India. Allauddin had hardly the time, money, peace or security or a frame of mind to build anything! And yet he is credited with building a part of the Kutub Minar!
In 1309 A.D. Malik Kafur was ordered by Allauddin to attack Warangal. The entire province was laid waste and its ruler Narapati subdued. In 1310 A.D. Malik Kafur raided Dwarasamudra, the capital of the Ballal kings. Their kingdom cam to an end with the attack of Malik Kafur. Malik Kafur continued to the southern part of India without much resistance. Laden with legendary plunder, Kafur and other Muslim commanders returned to Delhi with 612 elephants, 20,000 horses, 95,000 maunds of gold and much more. Allauddin’s army had made a clean sweep of a large part of India. It plundered and ransacked such rich cities in central India as Mandavgadh, Ujjain, Dhar and Chanderi.
Raja Ramdeo Rai of Deogiri had been allowed to return to Deogiri after doing obeisance to Allauddin in Delhi. He died a few years later in the agony and shame of having been reduced to a vassal of a lecherous alien. His son, on ascending the throne, refused to owe allegiance to Allauddin. Ramdeo Rai’s son was captured and put to death when Malik Kafur made a subsequent thrust at Deogiri later. The whole kingdom was annexed by Allauddin. This was the very peak of Allauddin’s career.
For Allauddin, a series of reverses followed. Chittor was recaptured by Rana Hamir. Deogiri was recaptured by Ramdeo Rai’s son-in-law Harpal Deo. The Muslim garrison commander at Deogiri was forced to flee. Reports of reverses came from many other parts of the country. Allauddin’s health was already on the wane. The exact date of his death is not known. His death is said to have occurred on Dec. 30, 1315 or Jan. 2, 1316 or Dec. 19, 1316. Thus came to an end one of the most atrocious regimes of the millennium of Muslim tyranny in India.
The next in line was KUTUBUDDIN KHILJI - THE SULTAN IN SAREE..he was a useless drunkard…and once upon a time..he also stripped infront of his courtiers…
Khilji dynasty thus produced only four monarchs. Of these the reign of Jalalauddin lasted for nearly eight years. He was murdered by his son-in-law-cum-nephew Allauddin. Allauddin’s reign lasted for a little less than 20 years. Allauddin was poisoned by his sodomitic minion Malik Kafur. Malik Kafur had set up the infant son of Allauddin called Shahabuddin on the throne. Shahabuddin’s reign lasted only a few months because he was soon murdered by his elder brother Mubarak Khan. Mubarak Khan ruled for four years. This teenaged monarch was more interested in sex, sodomy and lechery than in administration or warfare. He used to keep long hair and dressed himself in female attire. He was slain in a midnight coup.
Tomorrow we will tal about the Tughlaq..