Firūz Šāh Tuğluq, Firūz ibn Rajab d. 790/1388


Firūz Šāh was the Sultan of Delhi from 752/1351 to 790/1388. While he may have failed as a general in conquering land, his reign was characterized by the abolishment of many taxes, an agrarian policy that benefited peasants and small shopkeepers, and prolific building. However, this “ease and plenty of reign,” with little regard for the strength of the army and ruling community, may have been what weakened the Sultanate of Delhi in the days leading to the invasion of Tīmūr.

Firūz Šāh’s only known work is Futūḥāt-i Firūz-Šāhī.


Futūḥāt-i Firūz-Šāhī     Firūz-Šāh's Conquests

Futūḥāt-i Firūz-Šāhī is the Sultan’s own account of the “edicts and ordinances, the abuses and evil practices abolished by him, the buildings erected and the works of public utility carried out in his reign”. Firūz Šāh died in 790/1388.