India

Razia Sultan – The female sultan

Razia Sultan was the only female ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. Razia was the daughter of Shams-ud-din Iltutmish. Itutmish chose her out of all his sons to succeed him on the throne because he believed his sons were corrupt.  This had never been done before, and it shocked the Muslim nobility. On 29 April 1236, [read more]