Muslim Women of the British Punjab

From Seclusion to Politics
Author(s): 
Saiyid, Dushka
ISBN: 
0333685202
Date published: 
September 1998
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00
Pages: 
168

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.