Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 11th
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Anwer the following question with the help of given points. Write down the information about the invasion of Alauddin Khalji on Yadavas of Devgiri with the help of points given below. (a) Reasons of - History

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Anwer the following question with the help of given points.
Write down the information about the invasion of Alauddin Khalji on Yadavas of Devgiri with the help of points given below.
(a) Reasons of invasion
(b) Invasion and events
(c) Effects of invasion

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Solution

(a) Reasons of invasion :
(i) Devgiri was a prosperous city in the South.
(ii) King Ramadevarai Yadava was ruling over Devgiri.
(iii) Alauddin attacked Devgiri in 1296 C.E.
(iv) In face of the sudden attack Ramadevarai took shelter in the fort of Devgiri (Daulatabad).
(v) Alauddin seized the fort and plundered the city.
(vi) Alauddin conquered nearby provinces of Devgiri as well and collected a large booty as part of the treaty.

(b) Invasion and events :
(i) Ramadevarai, the ruler of Devgiri had stopped paying tribute to Alauddin for some time.
(ii) So Alauddin sent his commander Malik Kafur to the South.
(iii) There were political and economic reasons behind this campaign.
(iv) The most important reason was to subdue the Yadavas and to collect tribute from them.
(c) Effects of invasion :
(i) Alauddin had increased his army in size.
(ii) He was the first Sultan to set up a permanent standing army on a large scale.
(iii) He devised new economic reforms for controlling the market prices.
(iv) These new measures created a heavy strain over the state treasury.
(v) It was also necessary to keep the newly increased army and its officers are busy by planning new campaigns.

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Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 14 Delhi Sultanate, Vijayanagar and Bahamani Kingdom
Exercise | Q Q.6 | Page 109
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