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The Khiljis of Bengal now posed a threat to Altmash. The Khilji power was on the rise for some time. Altmash has been thinking of curbing their power. At last, in 1225 A.D. Altmash led his forces to Lakhnauti. It is said that the Khilji leader Ghiyasuddin sued for peace after a number of engagements with Altmash. From the treaty signed however, one can see that no one had a clear cut victory. Taking advantage of Altmash's absence from Delhi, the Rajputs were now preparing for an attack against the Muslim rule in India. Altmash had no way but to patch up with the Khiljis in Bengal and rush to Delhi.
Ranthambhore fort was the epicenter of the Rajput resurrection. The fort's original Sanskrit name a Rana-stambha bhramara meaning the Bee of the Pillar of War. In spite of comments to the contrary by Muslim chroniclers, it was clear that Altmash had to retreat from the battle with the Rajput resurgents. Altmash, after his defeat, made a mad attack at the Rajput fort called Mandur. Here too, contrary to Muslim chroniclers, Altmash was defeated.
The harried Altmash still had no respite. The irrepressible Kabacha had collected an army and encamped near the fort of Amrawati (blundering Muslim chroniclers recorded it as Amrawat) near Uch in Sind. The year 1228 A.D. saw Altmash pursuing Kabacha from Uch to Amrawati and Bhakkar. Fighting raged Uch for over a month and the town was taken by Altmash in May, 1228 A.D. Kabacha killed himself by drowning in the Indus; he also sent his son Malik Allauddin Bahram Shah to wait upon Altmash. Altmash confiscated all of Kabacha's treasure, including his harem. The Muslim freebooters serving Kabacha now willingly agreed to serve under Altmash.
Overawed by Kabacha's defeat, a convert Muslim chief who used to control Debal (i.e. Devalaya or Karachi) and the surrounding parts of Sind, made treaty with Altmash. The latter returned to Delhi in August, 1228 A.D.