Muslim Leadership and Women's Education: Uttar Pradesh, 1886–1947

by Nasreen Ahmed

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This is a broad study of the efforts at modern education for Muslim women, especially with reference to the Aligarh Movement and the initiatives inspired by it in other parts of UP, namely Lucknow, Allahabad, Rampur and Agra. The role of Muslim leaders, both male and female, the nature of the proble.....more


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This is a broad study of the efforts at modern education for Muslim women, especially with reference to the Aligarh Movement and the initiatives inspired by it in other parts of UP, namely Lucknow, Allahabad, Rampur and Agra. The role of Muslim leaders, both male and female, the nature of the problems they encountered and the manner in which they countered them is the major thrust of this study. In the process we are introduced to the major debates on women and education during the course of late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century.

The author breaks many stereotypes as we learn that it was the more traditional among the Muslim leadership, rather than the 'modernisers', who pioneered women's education and that Muslim women themselves played a major role in nurturing the first institutions under their personal care.

Based on an extensive range of primary sources and contemporary writings in English, Urdu, Hindi and Persian, this is a definitive work in many ways, gives food for thought on developments other than its main theme and will be useful to those concerned with women's studies, social reform, education and modernity in colonial India, particularly with reference to Muslims.

The cover of the book is slightly damaged, Overall the book is in a good condition.

About the author:

Nasreen Ahmed (1954-2009) studied at the Aligarh Muslim University and later taught at the Karamat Husain College, Lucknow.

She is a pioneer among historians on concerns of Muslim women's education, as her early essays on the theme published in the late 1970s show. Thereafter she presented her work at various national conferences and seminars. Her studies are rich in sociological data: she records a great deal that feminist scholars writing on Muslim women today have missed. She is author of many research articles published in the Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, a journal of frontier scholarship in history.

Other details:

ISBN 9788188789917
Category Women's Studies
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2012
Publisher Women Unlimited
Condition Brand New
Pages 200
Width 5.7 inches
Height 8.6 inches
Tags Women Study , India , Muslim , Women

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