Bahamani Kingdom: 1346-1689AD
After Tughlaq lost power in Deccan, Hasan Gangu (Bahaman Shah) established the Bahamani kingdom. Firuz Shah Bahamani and Mahmud Gawan
were the most remarkable figures in the Bahamani kingdom. Bahamani governors later became independent and established:
- Adil Shahi of Bijapur
- Qutub Shahi of Golconda
- Nizam Shahi of Ahemadnagar
- Barid Shahi of Bidar
- Imad Shahi of Berar
The famous Chandbibi was from the Nizam family. In 1595, when
Mughals attacked Ahemadnagar, she led the Nizam's army. Though she led
her army to victory, she was killed in the battle.
All the kingdoms came together to attack the Vijayanagara
Empire and defeated it in 1565. In 1574, Nizam Shah annexed Imad Shahi
and in 1619, Adil Shah annexed Barid Shahi. Bahamani Kingdom came to an
end, after Aurangzeb conquered Bijapur (1686 AD) and Golconda (1689
GolGumbaz and Charminar are examples of great construtions during this time.