Monday, November 26, 2012

Where was Razia Buried?

Razia Sultan was the first Muslim woman ruler of India and has been praised for her rule by historians.
If you are a history buff, chances are that you will have the temptation of visiting Razia Sultan's tomb. However, it is not so easy. There are different versions by the authorities on where the 13th century Sultanate empress's grave is located.  

According to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Razia’s tomb is situated on Deli Turqman Gate. Haryana government on the other hand, believes that her tomb is at Siwan near Kaithal and has spent Rs.58 lakh on its restoration.

According to Syed Sadique Ali the tomb built at a height is that of Razia.

Recently, Dr Syed Sadique Ali, a lecturer from Tonk’s government PG College, has claimed that Razia was actually buried in Tonk in Rajasthan. The confusion, according to him, has arisen due to the incorrect translations of famous 13th century historian Minhaj-i-Siraj's book Tabaqat-i-Nasiri by Major H. G. Reverty and H. M. Elliot and John Dowson.

1 comment:

  1. Surely, the first and only Empress of Medieval India deserves better!



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