Razia Sultana

5th monarch of the Delhi Sultanate

Razia al-Din (or: Razia Sultana, Radia, Radhia) (1205-1240) was a ruler of the Mamluk dynasty (Delhi) of the Delhi Sultanate. She was the first and last Muslim lady to rule Delhi. A Persian historian called her brave, kind and just. She was the daughter of Iltumish. She ascended the throne in 1236 A.D. But the nobles who did not like to be ruled by Razia soon killed her in a war.[1] Her husband name was Malik Altuniya.

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  1. "Raziya Sultan, The First Women Who Ruled India". Indiasite.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2008-10-16.