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Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Bharati Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book is a story of two outstanding Bengali women fighting for a cause, so similar and yet so strikingly different at multiple levels. It presents a historical evaluation of Sarala Devi ... More


Endorsing Discrimination Between Faiths: A Case of Extreme Speech?

John Finnis

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The question whether government and law can discriminate between different religious faiths (or their adherents as such) is given a resounding affirmative answer by a unanimous Grand Chamber ... More


Arshad Begum Ajeeb: The Mayorees

Wahida Shaffi (ed.)

in Our stories, our lives: Inspiring Muslim women's voices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424105
eISBN:
9781447302889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter presents the story of Arshad Begum Ajeeb, the first-ever Asian Lady Mayoress in Great Britain. Arshad at first believed that she would not be Lady Mayoress if her husband got elected. ... More


Religious Minorities and the Empire of Law

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199661633
eISBN:
9780191743399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter offers a comparative set of examples to the dhimmī rules by analyzing recent court decisions in France, the UK, and the US that regulate the covered Muslim woman. By offering a close ... More


Sarala and Rokeya: Brief Biographical Sketches

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter briefly reviews the lives of the two women, Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Sarala and Rokeya were contemporaries, and were both concerned with the condition ... More


Sarala and Rokeya: Women's Issues

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores how Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain looked at the abject position of women in society and what their prescriptions for improvement were. Sarala’s ... More


Organizing Women

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter reports the story of Sarala Devi Chaudhurani’s and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s efforts at organizing women. Swarnakumari Devi was the first woman to have shaped a women’s samiti. She ... More


Conclusion

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents an evaluation of Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Sarala and Rokeya were both greatly concerned with women’s issues, but they saw questions of gender ... More


Mughal Palace Women

Ruby Lal

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Abu-l Fazl (1551–1602), the imperial chronicler for Akbar the Great (1556–1605), recorded the regulations regarding the Mughal haram. The term haram came to be the most common description of the ... More


Independence, Partition, and New Theatrical Imaginings

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines women's interrogation, through theatre, of the relationship between gender, nationalism, and colonialism, during the 1947 Partition and in the nation-building years immediately ... More


Noninterference and Muslim Personal Law: Shah Bano and the Muslim Women Bill, 1984–86

Rina Verma Williams

in Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680140
eISBN:
9780199081721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680140.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter addresses the 1980s era, when Muslim personal law returned to the Indian political agenda after a long hiatus. After winning the case, Shah Bano Begum actually renounced the decision ... More


(Not) Just a Piece of Cloth: Recognition and Representation

Lasse Thomassen

in British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422659
eISBN:
9781474435284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422659.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks at the concept and practice of recognition so often associated with identity politics and multiculturalism. The chapter shows how recognition and representation are mutually ... More


Tolerance: Circles of Inclusion and Exclusion

Lasse Thomassen

in British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422659
eISBN:
9781474435284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422659.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter on the concept and practice of tolerance makes use of the legal case Begum together with three other cases from the same period: X v Y, Playfoot and Watkins-Singh. The chapter analyses ... More


On the Cusp of Colonial Modernity: Administration, Women, and Islam in Princely Bhopal

Barbara D. Metcalf

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198081685
eISBN:
9780199097661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198081685.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, History of Religion

The chapter discusses the exceptional case of the mid–19th-century Muslim woman ruler Sikandar Begum in the princely state of Bhopal in central India, whose mother had also been the regent of Bhopal ... More


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