Author: Anitha Murthy
Publisher: Talking Cub
Razia Sultan, born to Iltutmish of the Slave dynasty, was groomed from a young age by her father to learn all the skills of a ruler. Brave, strong, confident and learned, she was unlike the women of the times. She went on to defy the orthodoxy and became the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate in the 13th century.
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How would a Razia Sultan's day look like? This book is her fictitious teenage diary but written so well that we can well imagine that it is indeed Razia recounting her ideas, her struggles, and her ambitions. We love the big and small details, Razia's adventures, the food and recreational activities of that era, the sword-fighting, and the tradecraft. Above all, the book captures some important years and paths to Razia's destiny and her truly astounding achievements.
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