A Struggle for Identity : Muslim Women in the United Provinces by Firdaus Azmat Siddiqui, 2014. Foundation Books (An imprint of Cambridge University, Press India Pvt. Ltd.)Download

  This book discusses how the colonial presence influenced the status of Indian Muslim women in the United Provinces particularly after 1857. The issued explored in the book are :
  • Educational status of Muslim women and to what extent Western thought influenced the curriculum of women’s education system.
  • Perceptions of Western writers towards Indian Muslim women.
  • How and why is 1857 a turning point for gender debates on Muslim women in India.
  • Locating different shades of Muslim women’s lives in the emerging hierarchical social order.
  • How does caste system influence their mobility? The purpose here is to break established stereotypes about Muslim women and society.