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Balban abandoned the policy of conquest and adopted the policy of consolidation. The reasons to do so were__:

  1. Threat of external invasion
  2. Internal revolts
  3. Indian Kings willing to throw off the Turkish rule
  4. His weak nature

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:


Only 1


Only 1 & 2


Only 1, 2 & 3


1, 2, 3 & 4


None of these

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Option(C) is correct

The Delhi Sultanate – The Slave Dynasty: Ghiyas-ud-din Balban (1265-1287), a Turkish slave noble, was the “ruler with an iron hand” who is considered the last ruler of the Slave Dynasty.

Balban adopted a policy of consolidation rather than expansion. He was the 1st sultan who strive to make monarchy hereditary.

Balban provided the Sultanate with an iron-willed ruler who aimed at consolidating the hinterlands. The fourth option is not correct in this question.

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