About the book
The Administration of the Sultanate of Dehli by Ishtiaq Husain Qureshi is a comprehensive work on this most important period of Indian history. It covers the period between A.D. 1206, when Qutb-ud-din Aibak ascended the throne, and A.D. 1555, when the last of the Surs, Sikandar Shah, was overthrown and Humayun, the Mughal emperor, re-established himself at Delhi. Unlike the other works on the subject, the Surs have been included under the purview of the work since the rule of the Surs was, technically, a ministration of the state. In fact, Sher Shah, the founder of the Sur dynasty, started anew the administrative machinery of the Sultanate. In this comprehensive study, the primary sources, the numismatic and epigraphic evidence and the relevant works on law, politics and statecraft have been fully utilized. In eleven chapters, details about the sovereign, the royal household, the ministers, finance, the army, justice and police, religious affairs, education and public works, provincial and local government and the spirit of the government have been discussed. A detailed bibliography with certain topics relevant to the subject make this book a work of permanent value to the students and the scholars alike.