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Moments in History

1. AD 736: Founding of Delhi

Delhi was founded by the Rajput Tomars in the Surajkund area, south of the modern city. In 1060, the town was relocated 10 km (6 miles) west by Tomar ruler Anangpal II, who created a new fortified citadel there called Lal Kot. Around 1160 the Tomars became vassals of the Chauhans, another Rajput clan from Ajmer, who extended Lal Kot and renamed it Qila Rai Pithora.

2. 1192: Founding of the Delhi Sultanate

Muhammad of Ghori, from Ghazni (in Afghanistan), invaded north India in 1191 but was defeated by Prithviraj Chauhan III at the Battle of Tarain. A year later, Muhammad returned, defeated Prithviraj and took control of northern India. He then returned home, leaving Qutbuddin Aibak, his general, in ...

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