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Answer in 100-150 Words Analyse the Evidence for Slavery Provided by Ibn Battuta. - History

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Answer in 100-150 words

Analyse the evidence for slavery provided by Ibn Battuta.

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Solution

Battuta has given a detailed description on the practice of slavery prevalent in India. Delhi Sultan-Muhammad bin Tughlaq had a large number of slaves. Most of these slaves were forcibly captured during the aggressions. Many people sold their children as a slave, because of acute poverty. Slaves were also offered as a gift during this time. Battuta when visited him, also brought many horses, camels and slaves for the Sultan to present him. Sultan Muhammad bin Tuglaq, himself had presented two hundred slaves to Nasiruddin a religious preacher.

Nobels are used to keep slave those days. Through these slaves, the Sultan used to get information about the activities of the noble and all other important events of the empire.
The woman slaves served as servants in the house of the rich (nobles). These women informed the Sultan about the activities of their masters (i.e., nobles). Most of the slaves used to do domestic works and there was a lot of difference between the status of these slaves and the court slaves.

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NCERT Class 12 History - Themes in Indian History
Chapter 5 Through The Eyes Of Travellers: Perceptions of Society
Exercise | Q 4 | Page 138
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