Shah Turkan (1195 AD – 1236 AD) is supposed to be a Turkish Slave, and the leader of all the Iltutmish Sultan harem. She took up the title of ‘Khudawand-i-Jahan’ to her name and ascends to the position of “the best woman of the harem, and her place of living arrangement was in the illustrious castle”.
Shah Turkan – Conspiracy against Shamsuddin Iltutmish
Shah Turkan used to present extravagant presents upon the nobles of the court to win support for her son, Ruknuddin Firuz, for the throne. She brought about regal requests and declarations to be issued in her name and tormented numerous most loved women of Iltutmish after his demise. Shah Turkan won support of the nobles and subjects.
Shah Turkan – Rise and Fall of Ruknuddin Firuz and Shah Turkan
Ruknuddin Firoz could have ruled for quite a while on the off chance that he had acted admirably yet his staggering aspirations and adoration for exotic delights maligned him and the courtiers started losing faith in him. The capable Shamsi Governors proclaimed their independence as they were not arranged to be led by an inept ruler like Ruknuddin Firuz.
Shah Turkan, the mother of the Sultan, attempted to go about as tyrant. She got slaughtered a few women of the collection of mistresses of Shams ud din Iltutmish and denied some a greater amount of their privy satchels. Qutbuddin, an extremely youthful child, of Iltutmish, was likewise blinded and put to death by her. Qutbuddin mother too was held on tight charges of subversion, under the requests of Shah Turkan.
Shah Turkan – Plot against Razia Sultan and Death
Shah Turkan additionally plotted to kill Razia. Razia was enamored with steed riding at a young hour in the mornings. Shah Turkan had requested a profound trench to be done in the riding way of Razia for her to excursion and be slaughtered. In any case, the scheme was uncovered to Razia on time and Razia survived. All of Shah Turkan’s cold-blooded exercises awakened an inclination of contempt among the nobles and they understood their mix-up Revolts sprung up in numerous parts of the Sultanate of Delhi.
Finally Shah Turkan and Ruknuddin Firuz were held and overthrown. Both of them were assassinated at the order of Razia Sultan on November 19th 1236 AD.