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Muslim Women of the British Punjab

From Seclusion to Politics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Dushka Saiyid
    Pages 1-5
  3. Dushka Saiyid
    Pages 6-19
  4. Dushka Saiyid
    Pages 20-41
  5. Dushka Saiyid
    Pages 42-61
  6. Dushka Saiyid
    Pages 62-83
  7. Dushka Saiyid
    Pages 84-102
  8. Dushka Saiyid
    Pages 103-105
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 106-145

About this book


This is a study of the forces which brought about a change in the status and position of the Muslims of Punjab during the British rule of the province, from 1849, up to its independence in 1947. It examines the role of the government, reformers and political leaders in bringing about a transformation in their position. It is a useful study for understanding the predicament of the modern day South Asian Muslim women, who sometimes emerge in powerful political positions in an otherwise conservative society.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistoryQuaid-I-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

About the authors

DUSHKA SAIYID is Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad. She was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Columbia University, New York. The author has been teaching at the Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, since 1979, where she is currently Assistant Professor of History. Her publications include: Exporting Communism to India: Why Moscow Failed, and Islamabad: National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, 1995.

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