in Malwa, this ambitious and irrepressible young man heard of Devagiri, then ruled by
Ramchandra, the Yadava (A.D. 1271-1304), and of Warangal ruled by Rudrammadevi, the
daughter of Ganapati of the Kakatia dynasty, under the title of Rudradeva Maharaja (A.D.
1261-1295). He set out from Delhi in A.D. 1294, marched on Devagiri, plundered the
Yadava's dominions and brought back an immense treasure.
By simulating humility he induced his uncle to come to meet him. On his arrival,
however, Jalal-ud-din was treacherously killed by Alla-ud-din. The murderer then took over
the Sultanate in A.D. 1296.3
3 C.H.I. Ill. 97.