Who were the rulers of India from the Great Steppe?
Prominent figures, descendants of the Great Steppe, ruled in India. There were female rulers among them. Razia Sultan ruled Delhi Sultanate from 1236 to 1240. Members of historical expedition ‘Following the footsteps of ancestors’ visited the ruler’s mausoleum and conducted examinations. They collected interesting information about Razia Sultan at the meeting with foreign historians. As it turned out, she had a poetic gift.
Descendant of the nomads, Razia Sultan, was the first female ruler in Islamic history. She is still honored among local people. Her monument is erected in one of the districts of the Indian capital, and a mosque was built at the burial site. The expedition members visited the mausoleum of another historical person of India - Ghiyas ud din Balban. This ruler was a Kipshak, and has ruled the Delhi Sultanate for 20 years. Ghiyas ud din Balban made a huge contribution to the development of the state. His mausoleum is located in one of the historical places of Delhi.
SAPAR ISKAKOV, HEAD OF HISTORICAL EXPEDITION:
- To my right is the burial place of the ninth sultan of the Kipshak dynasty, Ghiyas ud din Balban. He was buried here in 1287. To the left are the mihrab and mausoleum
The expedition members also met with representatives of the Indian mass media. The latter prepared a documentary film about these outstanding historical personalities. Journalists and producers say that cultural ties between Kazakhstan and India will strengthen thanks to this work.
The Turks and the Kipchaks formed the Delhi sultanate and the Empire of the Great Moguls that existed for more than five centuries in the territory of India. According to experts, these two absolutely different states shared one common feature - their rulers sought to cultivate peace and harmony among people.