Which of the following Sultan of Delhi called himself Niyabat-i-Khudai

| Which of the following Sultan of Delhi called himself Niyabat-i-Khudai?

A. Alauddin Khalji

B. Ghiyasuddin Balban

C. Qutubuddin Aibak

D. Firoz Shah Tughlaq

Right Answer is: B

SOLUTION

Ghiyasuddin Balban also known as Ulugh Khan ascended the throne of Delhi upon killing all the members of the Iltutmish’s family in 1265. Balban’s theory of kingship had two main objectives: First, to enhance the prestige of the crown through elaborate court rituals. Second, the restoration of law and order and had to choose between ‘consolidation’ and ‘expansion’ as the guiding principle of his administrative policy. He preferred consolidation. He himself called Naib-i-Khudai or Deputy of God and impressed upon the people that kingship was vice-regency of god on earth(Zil-e-Ilahi).

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