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Duchy rankSirhind
Primary culture
Panjabi (Hindustani)

Capital province
Sirhind (510)

Indian SultanateGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
IndianIndian technology group
Indian Sultanate ideas

For Muslim countries in the Culture icon.png Hindustani, Culture icon.png Eastern Aryan and Culture icon.png Western Aryan culture groups.

Traditions.png Traditions:

−10% Cavalry cost
+10% Cavalry combat ability

Religious unity.png Tolerate the Idol Worshippers

+50% Religious unity

National unrest.png Court Persian

−1 National unrest

National tax modifier.png Comprehensive Land Survey

+10% National tax modifier

National manpower modifier.png Counting the People

+10% National manpower modifier

Trade power.png Equality Under the Law

+10% Global trade power

Prestige.png High Court Culture

+1 Yearly prestige

Stability cost modifier.png Sultanate Bureaucracy

−10% Stability cost modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Infantry combat ability
For the area, see Sirhind (area).

Sirhind is a country in northern India. It borders Flag of Delhi Delhi, Flag of Jangladesh Jangladesh, Flag of Multan Multan, Flag of Kashmir Kashmir, Flag of Kangra Kangra, and Flag of Sirmur Sirmur. Sirhind is a vassal of Delhi, and both have cores on each other's provinces. Sirhind follows the Hanafi school Hanafi school.

Within a few months after starting the game, "The Rise of Bahlûl" event will allow it to break free and declare a Reconquest war on Delhi. Sirhind starts with a powerful ruler, Bahlûl Lodi, with 4/5/6 stats and the Strict, Conqueror, and Industrious traits. He is also a powerful 3-star general giving Sirhind a major edge in its initial wars. After gaining independence, Sirhind can reform the Delhi Sultanate. Its geographical location also makes it in a prime position to convert to SikhismSikhism and forming the nation of Flag of Punjab Punjab.



 Sultan of Delhi

Delhi was once the capital of the entire Indian subcontinent and our own state is in many ways a continuation of their traditions.
Let us reclaim the heritage of the sultans of Delhi, and rule the subcontinent from their ancient capital in the Doab.

Potential requirements

The country:


  Delhi does not exist.
The country:


If Delhi (522) is part of the HRE, but the country is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the country, worth  −50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses  1 imperial authority.

Delhi (522):

  • will no longer be under the control of an estate.
  • becomes the capital of the country.

The country:

If Delhi:

 Form Hindustan (as Hindustani)

Form the mighty Hindustan and bring all the lands of the Indian subcontinent under your rule.

Potential requirements
  • Playing with normal or historical nations

  Hindustan does not exist.
The country:

  • is not the Mughals
  • has a culture of the Hindustani culture group.
  • is Muslim.
  • is not   Steppe Nomads
  • does not have country flag formed_india_flag
  • is not colonial nation.

If the country is AI-controlled,

  • it must have at least 15 cities.
  • is not former colonial nation.
  • is not custom nation

The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • is not at war.
  • has a  stability of 3.
  • has embraced   Feudalism
  • has a culture of the Hindustani culture group.
  • owns its core provinces:
    • Multan (506), Lahore (507), Surat (517), Delhi (522), Central Doab (524), Madurai (536), Tondainadu (539), Daulatabad (545), Cuttack (552), Pataliputra (558), Bidar (1948), Halar (2052), Kandy (2099), Kumari (4410), Ujjain (4461), and Mansura (4503).


The country:

  • changes to   Hindustan.
  • gets   Empire government rank.
  • gains permanent claims on all provinces of the Indian subcontinent if not owned by the country.
  • gains  10 prestige.
  • removes all its provinces from the HRE if it is a member of the HRE but is not the emperor or an elector.
  • gains new missions
  • gets the   event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’ if it does not have custom ideas.
  • set country flag formed_india_flag

 Kingdom of Punjab

We must unite the Punjabi people if we are ever to be able to stand against foreign invaders. Together we will build a modern state with armies capable of taking on the many enemies who would attack us for our lands, and who would do anything to extinguish our faith!

Potential requirements

The country:

  • has a culture of the Panjabi
  • is Sikh
  • does not have formed_punjab_flag
  • is not colonial nation

If the country is AI-controlled,

  • it can not be a former colonial nation.
  • owns at least 5 cities

The country:


The country:

  • changes to   Punjab.
  • gains permanent claims on every non-owned province in Lahore Area.
  • gains  25 prestige.
  • obtains new missions
  • set formed_punjab_flag
  • The event 'New Traditions & Ambitions' happens.



 The Rise of Bahlul Lodi

Ever since the sack of its capital in 1398 the Delhi Sultanate has been in a constant state of decay. Within short time the sultanates of Bengal, Gujarat, Malwa and even Jaunpur were proclaimed independent by former governors, while our own Sayyid dynasty took the opportunity to seize power over the city itself. Since however we have been unable to consolidate the fracturing sultanate and our direct influence does not extend far from the city walls of Delhi itself.

The Lodi family in Sirhind has been our last great supporter. With influence over most of the Afghan nobles in our kingdom they have been able to bring order to the few lands that still remain loyal. In return our predecessors have granted them what influence and power they could. However, with the rise of Bahlul Lodi as the head of the family, Delhi is once again at risk. Word has reached us that Bahlul is planning to march on Delhi, to impose his will on the Sultan and possibly end the Sayyid dynasty.

This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is   Delhi
  • Is not at war.
  •   Sirhind
    • Has dynasty "Lodi".
    • Is subject of   Delhi.
  • Country flag dlh_bahlul_lodi_flag is not set
  • Year is 1450 or earlier.
Mean time to happen

3 months

We must rein these traitors in!
  • Set country flag dlh_bahlul_lodi_flag
  •   Sirhind gets event "The Rise of Bahlul Lodi"
  • Gain 10   Prestige
Offer the Lodis full independence as rulers of the Sirhind.
  • Set country flag dlh_bahlul_lodi_flag
  • Gain opinion modifier "Set the Lodis Free" towards   Sirhind worth   +70 opinion with a yearly decay of -1


 The Rise of Bahlul Lodi

As governor of the Punjab, and as one of the last remaining supporters of the Sayyid Sultans of Delhi, Bahlul Lodi is one of the most influential landholders in Northern India. He has also emerged as the informal leader of most of the Afghan nobles within the sultanate and many consider Bahlul Lodi more powerful than the Sultan of Delhi.

It is therefore no wonder that Bahlul Lodi has watched the incompetence of the Delhi Sultans with disgust.

Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

  Delhi chose "We must rein these traitors in!"

Time has run out for the Sayyid Dynasty!
  •   Sirhind becomes independent.
  • Gain  4 infantry and  2 cavalry units in capital.
  • Declares war on   Delhi with Reconquest casus belli.
The Lodis will remain loyal subjects.
  • Lose 5   Prestige


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