Vladislav V. Gruzdev
Kostroma State University
Gruzdev V.V. Public administration of the Sultanate of Delhi in the 13th – 15th centuries (historical and legal review). Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2024, vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 201–205 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2024-30-1-201-205
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2024-30-1-201-205
УДК: 340.12
Publish date: 2024-02-28
Annotation: The article describes the system of public administration of the Sultanate of Delhi. Strong influence of Turkic tribal groups’ tradition on the political, legal and managerial culture of the Sultanate is noted. We consider the state of Delhi to be a theocratic monarchy, where the sultans’ power extended to all spheres of society. An important role in the administration was played by the Vizier and his department responsible for various aspects of state and political life. The article notes the important role of the departmental system among which, the central place was occupied by the departments of the army, Chancery, foreign relations and justice. The article highlights the place and role of the sultan’s court and the legislative body under the ruler in the official apparatus. It is indicated that the main element of administrative management included the iqta – lands transferred for service to certain persons. It is concluded that the public administration system organised by the Turkic peoples, despite a number of problems, had once been generally stable and helped integrate the northern Indian territories into the Muslim socio-cultural space.
Keywords: Delhi Sultanate, caliphate, Muslim state, Sharia, diwans, vizirate
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Author's info: Vladislav V. Gruzdev, Doctor of Jural Sciences, Professor, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia, VGruzdev@ksu.edu.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6315-8399