[INDOLOGY] First female sovereign

Richard Salomon rsalomon at uw.edu
Wed Nov 2 01:06:03 UTC 2016

I seem to recall that there was an excursus on queens in traditional
India in O. von Hinueber's book on the Palola Shahis, but I don't have a
copy at hand.

Rich Salomon

On 11/2/2016 4:56 AM, Michael Slouber wrote:
> 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
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> Michael Slouber
> Assistant Professor of South Asia
> Department of Liberal Studies
> Western Washington University
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