Monthly Archives: October 2015

MUSLIM CONQUEROR OF BENGAL: Bangladesh is Muhammad Bakhtiyar Khalji’s Great Legacy

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Mahmud of Ghazni crossing the Ganges, from the history of the Ghaznawids section in the Jami‛ al-Tawarikh of Rashid al-Din.

Muhammad Bakhtiyar Khalji was born in Garamsir (located in modern-day Dasht-i-Marg) in Central Afghanistan, into the tribe of Khalaj in Khaljistan. Although little is known about his early life, according to his biographers, Muhammad Bakhtiyar Khalji was a brave and ambitious young man. Short in height and of slim build, with unusually long arms, he wanted to become a soldier.

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