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Delhi Sultanate
Timeline: Principia Moderni IV (Map Game)
Delhi Sultanate Flag
Flag of Delhi
Delhi 1490 PMIV
Delhi and its vassals: Himalaya; Ladakh; Marwar; and Mewar, in 1490.
(and largest city)
Other cities Agra, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri
Language Persian, Hindavi
Religion Shia Islam, Sunni Islam, Hinduism
Government Sultanate
Population 42,000,000 
Established June 12, 1206
Currency Rupee

The Delhi Sultanate is a Muslim state in northern India.


Late 1400s

Delhi established good relationships with its neighbors: the Gurkanis, Bahmanids, and Bengali all forged alliances with the Sultanate. Despite being enemies in the past, Bahmani and Bengal can be considered Delhi's closest allies.

Delhi was able to expand its sphere of influence, such as through the purchase of Orissa from Bengal, the vassalization of Kangra and Ladakh, and the creation of the Himalaya Kingdom via the Partition of Nepal with Tibet.

The threat of Delhi's historic enemy, the Majapahit Empire, kept on growing. After the Andaman War in 1450, tensions rose in the 1450s and 60s, until war broke out again in 1463. The main point of conflict was religion: the Muslim states of India and the Gunturist Majapahit have had conflicting, if not hostile, views on one another's religion. The Majapahit then declared war on India, sparking the Great Eastern War. Majapahit's ally, Khmer, ended up siding with the Indian states, playing a major part in helping subdue the Majapahit. Religious tensions have reduced, and relations with Khmer and the Indian states have improved since the end of the war.

After the Great Eastern War, culture and science flourished in Delhi. The opening of the University of Agra was a point of great celebration. The economy soared under the trade boom brought about by the signing of the Second Compact of Iskenderun and a trading pact with Khmer.

Foreign Relations

This is almost always a few turns out of date.

Official Allies

  • Bahmani Sultanate: Despite being enemies in the past, relations have significantly inproved between Delhi and Bahmani. Also, a fellow Muslim state.
  • Bengal: A Muslim state, and friends with the Bahmanids. Delhavi opinion of them has greatly increased with both the Bengali sale of Odisha to Delhi, and Bengal standing by Delhi against Tibet.
  • Gurkani SultanateA fellow Muslim state. In a formal alliance since 1447, relations have only improved, especially with Delhi entering the Second Compact of Iskenderun in 1471.

Good Relations

  • Most Muslim states.

Neutral Relations

  • Khmer: Formerly Majapahit's ally, their switching sides during the Great Eastern War proved important to victory over Majapahit. Relations have improved with trade deals and issues regarding Gunterism.

Tense Relations

  • Tibet: Although a dispute over Nepal was resolved peacefully, our overlapping claims and conflicting expansionism can only lead to problems. Also, their former vassal of West Nepal appeared to be anti-Delhi and anti-Muslim. Relations have somewhat improved with the Tibetan sale of West Nepal to Delhi, so anti-Muslim activities in West Nepal ceased.
  • Most Hindu states.

Hostile Relations

Abysmal Relations

  • N/A

Official Enemies

  • Majapahit: A Hindu nation, and the enemies of our brothers in Bengal and Bahmani. We have not forgotten what they did to our brothers in Brunei decades ago.


  • Himalaya Kingdom: See its nation page for more details.
  • Ladakh: Became a vassal in 1468 for 75,000 rupees. As per the Treaty of Kuala Lumpur, Gunturism is allowed here, but Gunturist villages remain under heavy guard.
  • Marwar: Entered the Delhavi realm in 1489. While under the suzerainty of Delhi, the Marwari government still plays a large role in their own internal affairs. The Delhavi have also promised not to infringe on Marwar's culture. Gunturism is not allowed in Marwar, the religion being seen as not part of Marwari culture, but rather a threat to it.
  • Mewar: Entered the Delhavi realm in 1489. While under the suzerainty of Delhi, the Mewari government still plays a large role in their own internal affairs. The Delhavi have also promised not to infringe on Mewar's culture. Gunturism is not allowed in Mewar, the religion being seen as not part of Mewari culture, but rather a threat to it.


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