Economic Contribution of Alauddin Khalji in Medieval Indian History

Amit Kumar Singh, Nancy Bindra


The current study is focused on to the economic contribution of Alauddin Khalji in medieval India.  Alauddin Khalji despite being a despot king of Khalji dynasty kept in mind the best economic reforms for his people. His first target was to raise the economy of Delhi Sultanate. With his proper planning and recruitment system he raised the economy in his dynasty. He introduced the market reforms, agrarian reforms and price control policy. These reforms were carried with proper planning and implementation. Alauddin with his price control policy implemented and fixed the prices of necessary commodities like food grains etc. The officials like Choudharis, khuts known as zamindars and Muqaddams were called headman of village were appointed for the same which he removed and appointed his own officials for better functioning of the revenue collections. The tax system also included the house tax and the tax on herds. His market reforms were so incredible that for this he was called as marvels of medieval statesmanship by the historians. The study highlights the fact that how Alauddin transformed from the despot into an economist.

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