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______ was the first Muslim woman ruler of India.
1. Noorjahan
2. Mirza Altunia
3. Maham Anga
4. Razia Sultana

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Razia Sultana

The correct answer is Razia Sultana.

  • Razia Sultana was a ruler of the Delhi Sultanate in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.​
    • She was the first female Muslim ruler of the subcontinent and the only female Muslim ruler of Delhi.
    • Razia Sultana was the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.
    • She was the fifth Mamluk sultan, one of the few female sovereigns in the entire history of Islamic civilizations around the world.
    • Razia Sultan was born in the year 1205 and ruled the country from 1236-1240.

  • Maham Anga was the foster mother and chief wet nurse of the Mughal emperor Akbar.
    • She was the political adviser of the teenage emperor and the de facto regent of the Mughal Empire from 1560 to 1562.
    • Died: 24 June 1562, Agra
    • Place of burial: Adham Khan's Tomb, New Delhi
  • Mirza Altunia
    • Malik Ikhtiyar-ud-din Altunia was the governor of Bhatinda in India under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate under the Mamluk dynasty.
    • He was the husband of Razia Sultana.
  • Noorjahan
    • Nur Jahan was born Mehr-un-Nissa, the daughter of a Grand Vizier (Minister) who served under Akbar.
    • She was the only Mughal empress to have coinage struck in her name.

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