Question

What was the main objective of Sultan Mahmud's Indian conquests?

A

Propagation of Religion

B

Extension of Empire

C

Acquisition of Wealth

D

None of these

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is
C

Acquisition of Wealth

One of the known rulers of Afganistan is Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni, who ruled from 997 to1030. Sultan raided the Indian subcontinent almost every year. His main aim was to plunder wealth. His targets were wealthy temples, including that of Somnath, Gujarat. 

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