India : First Woman Ruler of Medieval India
Raziya al-Din 1205 in Budaun – October 13, 1240 throne name Jalâlat ud-Dîn Raziyâ, usually referred to in history as Razia Sultana, was the Sultan of Delhi in India from to May 1240. Like some other Muslim princesses of the time, she was trained to lead armies and administer kingdoms if necessary.] Razia Sultan was the only woman ruler of both the Sultanate and the Mughal period, although other women ruled from behind the scenes. Razia refused to be addressed as Sultana because it meant “wife or consort of a Sultan”. She would answer only to the title “Sultan. She is also famous for her love story with Malik Altunia.