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Confused about how the Delhi Sultanate ruled? Look no further! 👀
Here is a quick recap of the Delhi Sultanate's government structure:
- Sultan - Head of the state and government who had unlimited power.
- Wazir - Prime minister (chosen by the sultan).
- Other ministers and officers - (chosen by the sultan and acted at his dispense).
- Provincial Government - Muqits and Walis were the governors in charge of the different provinces called Iqtas.
- Local government - Provinces divided further into Shiqs with Shiqqdars in charge.
- Revenue administration - Allowed efficient tax collection (Jizya, Ushr, Kharaj).
- Administration of Justice - Enforcers of the law.
- Police and army administration.
*The Delhi Sultanate’s army consisted of nomadic Turkic Mamluks who were regarded as slaves* ⚔️
*Sunni Islam was the religion of the state for the empire’s entire duration and Jizya (a religious tax) was placed on non-Muslims* 💰