Daud Shah Karrani as depicted in the 16th century Mughal paintings

Karrani Sultanate, which comprised of Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand at its peak, was founded by Taj Khan Karrani. The latter was succeeded by his brother Suleiman Karrani. Both were previously high-ranking nobles of Sher Shah Sur and Islam Shah Sur. Karranis (the proper word is Karlanri (کرلاڼي) in Pashto) are a group of Pashtun tribes … Read more

Daud Shah Karrani

Daud Shah Karrani (Karlanri), the last Afghan Sultan of India, has been taken prisoner in this 16th century painting from Akbarnama . He is shown with his hands bound together, surrounded by Mughal cavalry. Daud Karrani was beheaded, and his severed head was sent to Akbar. The Sultanate of Karrani Afghans became a dominant power … Read more