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Resolute Razia Sultana: Wonderful Ruler – Read Read Read About Her

Another queen in my alphabetical journey, one I mentioned earlier on. This time, it is Razia Sultana, who was the only queen to have sat on the throne of Delhi. I found it so cool that Razia Sultana was chosen to be heir to the throne by her father, the Sultan Iltutmish (mentioned in Fatehpur Sikri post), for he believed she was more capable and trustworthy of wearing the crown than her brothers!

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Resolute Razia Sultana

Thy Name is Razia Sultana
Razia Sultana, 
Queen, warrior, 
Ruler, fighter. 

Only queen
Ever on 
Delhi’s throne.

Bow in hand - 

Saw people’s needs
Did great deeds.

Built sootheful roads, 
Peace she restored.

Wells and parks,
Schools and arts..

Encouraged trade,
Unjust taxes, 
She forbade.

Lean on her,
Her people could.

in battle 
did prove

Tears were shed, 
Her people grieved.

But her 
legacy in 
memories relived.

Razia Sultana,
trailblazer queen,
One - unprecedentseen!
~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites

Razia Sultana and the Day 21 Prompts

Day 21’s prompt is for NaPoWriMo:  Begin by reading Sarah Gambito’s poem “Grace.” Now, choose an abstract noun from the given list, and then use that as the title for a poem that contains very short lines, and at least one invented word.

The day 21 prompt for April PAD from Writer’s Digest is: For today’s prompt, write poem using at least three of these six words: bow, lean, park, saw, tear, wound. And for extra credit, use all six words. Also, feel free to try actually writing a six-word poem if you want (no need to use any of the above words if you go this route, though you could go nuclear and write six six-word poems, each using one of the above words. Any takers?).

For NaPoWriMo: I picked the word ‘Courage’ for the title of my poem, and used two invented words – “sootheful” and “unprecedentseen” in my poem of short stanzas with short lines.

For APAD: Each stanza is six words each, and also used all six of the words given.

References and Further Reading for Razia Sultana

My R Books

Read! Read! Read!

Read! Read! Read! by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater with art by Ryan O’Rourke

Twenty-three poems capture the joys of reading.

My Quick Thoughts: Poems that talk about all that reading is?! Of course, I had to read them, and of course I loved them all. Each poem is a joy and a delight in itself, and a celebration of reading in its every form for every age. Playful, insightful and so very sweet, Amy’s lyrics are sure to bring smiles and Ryan O’Rourke’s imaginative and stunning artwork adds to the experience.

And Now the End of This Post

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5 thoughts on “Resolute Razia Sultana: Wonderful Ruler – Read Read Read About Her

  1. I love reading about women from history who were strong rulers! I just read about Hatshepsut from Egypt (adopted mother of Moses) who was co-regent with Thutmose III (only 2 years old when his father died). She became a powerful pharaoh in her own right and known for being very kind to her people. We don’t find much history on her today because Amenhotep II had anything with her name defaced and destroyed — probably because she was a woman.

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