Alau'd-din Ahmad Shah

sultan of the Bahmani Sultanate

Alau’d-din Ahmad Shah was the tenth sultan of the Bahmani Sultanate.


  • He was averse from shedding human blood, though he destroyed many idolatrous temples, and erected mosques in their stead. He held conversation neither with Nazarenes nor with bramins; nor would he permit them to hold civil offices under his government.
    • Sultãn ‘Alãu’d-Dîn Ahmad Shãh II Bahmanî (AD 1436-1458) Tãrîkh-i-Firishta, translated by John Briggs under the title History of the Rise of the Mahomedan Power in India, first published in 1829, New Delhi Reprint 1981, Vol. II, pp. 269
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