[INDOLOGY] First female sovereign

Michael Slouber Michael.Slouber at wwu.edu
Tue Nov 1 17:56:42 UTC 2016

Dear colleagues,

Who was the first female sovereign in India?  I know about Razia Sultana in the 13th century, but were there any earlier?  Has there been any more recent research on Razia since Rafiq Zakaria’s 1966 book?

Thank you,


Michael Slouber
Assistant Professor of South Asia
Department of Liberal Studies
Western Washington University

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