Medieval Indian History Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, SSC & States PCS Examinations

Q.  Who among the following was the founder of the Ghaznavid dynasty?

a. Alp Tigin
b. Bilgetegin
c. Subukitgin
d. Mahmud of Ghazni


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Ghaznavid dynasty was a dynasty founded by Sabuktigin, after death of his father in law Alp Tigin. This dynasty had Persian and Turkic Mamluk origin and had ruled from 977 AD to 1186 AD on Iran, Afghanistan and much of north-western Indian subcontinent. Sabuktigin or Subuktigin was father of Mahmud of Ghazni. Mamluk was an Arabic term for slaves and generally used to non-Muslim slave soldiers and Muslim rulers of slave origin.
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