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The Shah Bano Case

A. G. Noorani

in The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter presents several documents relating to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Shah Bano case on 23 April 1985 and the opening of the locks at the Babari Masjid on 1 February 1986, which would ... More


The End of Noninterference? The BJP's Rise to Power, 1984–2004

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/9780195680140.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the historical development of the major Hindu nationalist political parties; their policies on noninterference and the personal laws; the actions of the Bharatiya Janata Party ... More


Erosion of Secular Principles

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter evaluates the extent to which the state adhered to the principle of a unified secular family law. It explains that the first departure of the state from the declared objective was the ... More


Ayodhya and the Politics of Religion

Zoya Hasan

in Congress after Indira: Policy, Power, Political Change (1984-2009)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195685978
eISBN:
9780199082216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685978.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter is concerned with the position and response of the Congress and its governments to the aggravation of the Ayodhya dispute, which resulted in seriously weakening the party. An ... More


Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Debra Majeed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060774
eISBN:
9780813051253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060774.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Polygyny explores the practice of multiple-wife marriage among African American Muslims who follow the leadership of Imam W. D. Mohammed. The dominant voices in this work are those of my female ... More


The Difference: Women and (In)equality

Irfan Ahmad

in Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 6 documents vibrant critiques of Maududi’s Janus-like neopatriarchate. It shows how people connected to the Jamaat criticized Maududi’s position on such issues as veiling, women’s ... More


The Book of Marriage

Samia Khatun

in Australianama: The South Asian Odyssey in Australia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190922603
eISBN:
9780190055943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922603.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

From 1860 to the 1920s, Muslim merchants and workers from across British India and Afghanistan travelled to Australian shores to work in the extensive camel transportation network that underpinned ... More


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