" ...Razia ascended the throne of Delhi at the age of 31. During her four-year reign from 1236, silver coins issued in her name bore her official title "Jalauddin" but she referred to herself as "lmadatun Niwan", which meant the Great Woman. Razia Sultana dressed like a man and rode an elephant through Delhi with her face unveiled....
Legends surrounding Razia have made her popular in Indian culture; the 1983 Urdu film Razia Sultan is a fictionalized account of her life, as is Rafiq Zakaria's novel, Razia: Queen "
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Book below not mentioned at the blog post, but suggested if interested in other women like Razia, the Queen of India. It's a picture book suggested for ages 5 and up. I'm older than 5 which puts me in the "and up" group of readers. Picture books are wonderful quick reads and are just like a primer on a particular topic. They usually have great illustrations and the non-fiction books present the info like a quick summary. It whets your appetite and if you choose to do further research, you can search for books in the Juvenile/Young Adults section of the library for a more mature advanced reading level.