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Five years latter (1524), Babur undertook another expedition into the Punjab and sacked Dipalpur and Lahore but had to retreat because the promised cooperation of disaffected Lodi nobles did not materialize. Babur’s final invasion of India led to his victory over Ibrahim Lodi in the battle of Panipat (1526), which is famous for Babur’s effective use of firearms. During his short reign in India (1526–1530), Babur not only overcame the resistance of the Afghan chiefs but also defeated the formidable alliance of other local rulers led by Rana Sanga in the battle of Kanwa (1527).
As a maternal uncle and father-in-law of the heir apparent, he became influential at the court in the latter part of ‘Ala al-Din Khalji’s reign. During the last few months of ‘Ala al-Din’s life (1315), a bitter controversy arose between him and Malik Kafur, the viceroy (na’ib) who suspected Alp Khan of trying to influence the ailing sultan’s mind with the help of his sister, the chief wife. Malik Kafur obtained from the dying sultan an order for Alp Khan’s execution. Alp Khan and his sister were subsequently executed before ‘Ala al-Din died in January 1316, theoretically because they were attempting to poison him.
Ed. K. A. Nizami, Vol. 1, New Delhi: 1974, 368. 6. Sharfuddin ‘Ali Yazdi. Zafarnama, Vol. 2, Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1888, 74, 123, 138, 144. 7. Rushbrook Williams. An Empire Builder of the Sixteenth Century. Delhi: S. , 18. qxd 4/1/08 1:32 PM Page 11 THE DICTIONARY –A– ‘ABD AL-HAMID GHAZNAVI. While serving as a clerk in the Delhi sultanate during Muhammad bin Tughlaq’s reign (1325–1351), he commenced compiling Dastur al-albab, a Persian text that furnishes valuable information on the subject of taxation.
A History of Indian Philosophy, Vol. I.-V. by Surendranath DASGUPTA