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In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
Author: Asiya Alam
Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia highlights the rich tradition of protest and defiance among the Muslim women of colonial India. Bringing together a range of archival material including novels, pamphlets, commentaries and journalistic essays, it narrates a history of Muslim feminism conversing with, and confronting the dominant and influential narratives of didactic social reform. The book reveals how discussion about marriage and family evoked claims of women’s freedom and rights in a highly charged literary and cultural landscape where lesser-known female intellectuals jostled for public space alongside well-known male social reformers. Definitions of Islamic ethics remained central to these debates, and the book illustrates how claims of social obligation, religious duty and freedom balanced and negotiated each other in a period of nationalism and reform. By doing so, it also illuminates a story of Muslim politics that goes beyond the well-established accounts of Muslim separatism and the Pakistan movement.
The Journal of Urdu Studies is a peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to the study of Urdu across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The objective of the journal is to advance the field of Urdu Studies by publishing superior scholarship, setting and maintaining the highest standards in Urdu-English translation, developing new methods in Urdu research, and providing scholars with resources for innovative approaches to the field. To this end, the journal publishes research articles, translations, review articles, and book reviews. It welcomes submissions in a range of disciplines, including, inter alia, art, anthropology, cultural studies, film and media studies, history, language, literature, philology, philosophy, and religious studies.

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