A day before the festival of Eid, Shams-ud-din Iltutmish, the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, is addressing his subjects. Everyone, including the royal Turkish family, is in a festive mood. Iltutmish has replaced gold coins with silver coins. Shamshad Begum, Iltutmish's mother-in-law, is worried about her dead husband's fame. The Sultan's daughters, Razia and Shazia, are busy preparing special tokens of gift for him. Shamshad Begum is angry with Razia's ignoble behaviour.