ICSE Class 7 Answered
Iltutmish decisively tackled the problems which were threatening him during his rule in the following ways:
- Iltutmish expelled Nasir-ud-din Qabacha from Lahore and was defeated in the battle. Sindh was then annexed to Delhi.
- Iltutmish defeated the Rajput rulers of Ranthambore, Malwa, Gwalior and Ujjain. He conquered the entire north Indian territories up to River Narmada under his control. Thus, he consolidated his rule in the region.
- He completely crushed the revolt led by Ali Mardan Khan in Bengal.
- Iltutmish refused shelter to the Shah of Persia who was followed by the Mongols under Genghis Khan. He thus acted diplomatically and perhaps saved India from possible Mongol attacks.
Iltutmish thus tackled all the problems resolutely. He was recognised as the sovereign of India by the Caliph of Baghdad.