The Bahmani ruler believed that they were the descendants of Iranian legend “Bahman” and also had Persian as their mother tongue.
They patronized the culture, literature, language of the Persians, or the Persian way of life.
The Alauddin Bahman Shah converted thousands of women and children to Islam who were captured from Carnatic rules.
These girls were mostly sex slaves, dancing girls of Hindu temples. Bidri, craftwork from the Bahmani capital Bidar, is inlay craftwork on copper and silver.
The citizens of the Bahmani Kingdom were mostly Hindus, even though the rulers were of Shia Islam. Sometimes the people practiced Islamic customs for the Muslim rulers.