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Empire of Urdustan (Principia Moderni III Map Game)

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The Sultanate of Bengal became an independent nation in 1338 when Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah declared himself independent of the dying Delhi Sultanate. Within a few years after this in 1342, a local warlord, Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah proclaiming himself to be monarch of the Kingdom of Lakhnauti. He would go on to consolidate his rule by conquering other independent kingoms of Bengal until he ultimately declared himself to be the Sultan of Bengal in 1352. Since Shamsuddin's conquests, the Ilyas Shahi dynasty has ruled over Bengal since 1352, eventually becoming the Empire of Urdustan, still under the Illyas Shah dyansty in 1550.
Empire of Urdustan
اردو کی زمین کی سلطنت Urdū kī bhūmi kā sāmrājya
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UrdustanFlag No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
Urdustan in 1660

اللہ کی افواج فاتح اور روشن خیال ہو! (Urdu (Official), Hindi (Official))
("Forces of Allah be triumphant and enlightened!")

Capital Pandua
Largest city Gaur
Other cities Chattagong, Vijaynagar, Puri, Sittwe
Urdu (Official), Hindi (Official)
  others Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi, Telugu, Tamil
Sunni Islam
  others Buddhism, Hinduism
Ethnic Groups
  others Indian, Myanmar, Assamese
Demonym Urdustani
Government Empire
Emperor جنگ میکر الیاس شاہ عظیم, Jaṅgabāza iliyāsa śāha grēṭa
  Royal house: Ilyas Shahi
Population ~82,000,000 
Established 1550
Independence from Delhi Sultanate
  declared February 15th, 1338
Currency Urdustani Tanki




Slavery Laws

  • Any citizen, between the castes of farmer and Sultan, may buy, sell, trade, and own slaves.
  • Slaves are declared to be the lowest caste of the Bengali Sultanate.
  • A slave is not less than a free man, but is equal to him, with the same eternity in store for him, and shall be considered as such, despite the slave status that a slave that he must piously resign to until death or emancipation.
  • While the freeing of slaves is not outright recommended, the Quran states that it is the rightous man who will be rewarded in the afterlife, called a Companion of the Right, for emancipating slaves.
  • Slaves of foreign tongue and foreign religion can automatically be emancipated upon their conversion to Islam and their tongues to Urdu.
  • If a slave is not freed by his master, then he has the ability to buy his freedom at a price set by his master.
  • Freeing slaves is to be considered as a way to expiate sins.
  • A former slave shall not be restricted in future status's just because of their former status as a slave because of their already spiritual status being that of a free man from the onset.



Divisions of Production

Agriculture in India


The Crops of India in the Urdustani Empire. Dark Green is Rice; Reddish-brown is Wheat; Dirty green is Potato; Orange is Millet; Dirty yellow is Sorghum;





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