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Author Aftab, Tahera
Title Inscribing South Asian Muslim Women : An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide
Imprint Boston : BRILL, 2007
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Series Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 the near and Middle East Ser. ; v.No. 1
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 the near and Middle East Ser
Note Abbreviations -- List of transliterations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- SECTION ONE SELECTED SOURCES FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIM WOMEN -- A. South Asia an Introduction -- I. Locating People and Spaces -- (a) General Studies on South Asia -- (b) Selected Studies on Islam in South Asia -- (c) Encyclopaedias of Islam -- (d) Encyclopaedias of Muslim Women -- (e) Dictionaries of Islam -- (f) Qur'an/Hadith/ and Traditions of Prophet Muhammad -- II. Bibliographies and Research Guides for the Study of South Asian Muslim Women -- III. Bibliographic Review Essays -- IV. Catalogues of Library Holdings -- V. Biographical Compendiums of Prominent Muslim Women -- VI. Invisibility of Muslim Women in Research Studies -- B. Women's Status in Religious Texts -- I. Women's Status in the Qur'an -- II. Rejecting Patriarchal Reading of the Qur'an -- III. Status of Women in the Hadith -- IV. Role Models for Muslim Women: Prophet's Wives and Daughters -- SECTION TWO MUSLIM WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA -- A. Women in Medieval India -- I. General Studies -- II. Radiyyah Sultan or Raziyat al-Dunya wal-Din (r. 1236-40) -- III. Cand Bibi of the Nizam Shahi Kingdom (b. 1547-1600) and Other Women in Power in the Deccan -- B. Women in the Age of the Mughals (1526-1707) -- I. General Studies -- II. Gulbadan Bano Begam (1522/3-1603), Daughter of Babur, Emperor of Hindustan (1526-1530) -- III. Nur Jahan Begam (d. 1645), wife of Emperor Jahangir (b. 1569-d. 1627) -- IV. Mumtaz Mahal (1592-1631), Wife of Emperor Shah Jahan (b. 1592-d. 1666) -- V. Jahan Ara Begam (b. 1614-d. 1681), Daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan -- VI. Zeb-un Nisa' Begam (1638-1702) Daughter of Emperor Aurangzeb, (b. 1619-d. 1707) -- C. Mughal Women as Patrons of Art and Architecture -- D. Muslim Women from the 18th to the Early 20th Century India -- I. The Kingdom of Awadh (1722-1856)
II. Muslim Women in the Kingdom of Bengal -- III. A dynasty of women rulers: The Begams of Bhopal -- (a) General works -- (b) Nawwab Qudsiyah Begam (Period of Regency 1819-1837) -- (c) Nawwab Sikandar Begam (Regency 1843-1868) -- (d) Nawwab Sahjahan Begam (b. 1838-d. 1901) -- (e) Nawwab Sultan Jahan Begam (b. 1858-d. 1930) -- IV. Begam Samroo (also spelt as Sombre/Samru) (1753-1836) of Sardhana -- V. Women in Hyderabad, Deccan -- E. Muslim Women's Encounter with the West -- I. Women and the First War of Independence, 1858 -- II. Women under the British Colonial Regime -- III. Muslim Women in the Narratives of the Christian Missions -- SECTION THREE ISLAMIC TRADITIONS, MUSLIM WOMEN AND THE REFORM MOVEMENT -- A. Women in the Discourse of the sufis and the masha'ikh -- I. Women Sufis -- II. Women's Image in Sufi Literature -- III. Women in the Reformist (islahi) Traditions in the 18th and the19th Centuries -- (a) Women, shari'at and the bid'at Discourse -- (b) Patriarchal Construction of Muslim Women -- B. Modernist Reform Movements and Women's Issues -- I. Men in Support of Women's Rights -- (a) Making Connections: Role Models from Other Muslim Societies -- (b) South Asian Muslim Women Compared With Women in Other Regions -- II. Ideal Muslim Woman Defined -- (a) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's (1817-1898) 'Model Muslim Woman' -- (b) Syed Ameer Ali (1849-1928) -- (c) Saiyyid Mumtaz Ali and Huquq un-niswan (1860-1935) -- (d) Rashidul Khairi (1868-1936) -- III. Muslim Woman in the New Muslim Consciousness -- (a) The Bihishti Zewar of Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi (1864-1943) -- (b) Abul Kalam Azad's Views on the Status of Women -- (c) Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) -- IV. Women Claiming their Rights -- SECTION FOUR PARDAH-MUSLIM WOMEN IN/OUT OF SECLUSION -- A. Discourse on the Interpretation of the Qur'anic Verses on hijab
B. Fatawa and Male Religious Opinions on Veiling/pardah -- I. Male supporters of pardah -- II. Men who opposed the pardah -- C. Women Challenging pardah Restrictions -- I. Women in Support of pardah -- D. Pardah's Impact on Women's Lives -- E. Burqa' -- F. Life Inside Pardah Households Observing -- SECTION FIVE RELIGIOUS PRACTICES -- A. Fatawa: Male Authority and Women's Status -- I. Resisting the Use of Fatawa against Women -- B. Prohibition on Women's Presence in the Mosque and Shrines -- C. Women's Prayer (salat) -- I. Women and 'Id Prayers -- II. Shrine Visitation and Women -- D. Women and Religious Practices -- I. Milad or Maulud Sharif: Celebrations of Prophet Muhammad's Noble Birth -- II. Milad namey/Milad Tracts for Women and by Women -- III. Milad as Bid'at (Heresy) -- E. Hajj and Women Pilgrims: Early Pilgrimage Accounts (Medieval India) -- I. Pilgrimage in the Nineteenth Century -- II. Pilgrimage in the Twentieth Century -- F. Women's Travelogues: Women out of pardah -- SECTION SIX IN SEARCH OF THEIR IDENTITY: MUSLIM WOMEN SETTING NEW GOALS -- A. Perspectives on Women's Roles -- I. The Status of Muslim Women Compared to that of Women of Other Faiths -- II. Women and Activism: Movement for Social and Political Change -- (a) General Works -- (b) The Suffrage Movement -- B. Muslim Women Making Connections -- I. In support of the Ladies Conference -- II. Against the Ladies Conference -- III. History of the All India Muslim Ladies' Conference -- IV. The All India Ladies Association -- V. Women's Associations in Hyderabad, Deccan -- VI. The All India Women's Conference -- VII. Muslim Women in the National Reformist Movement -- (a) Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) -- (b) Sughra Humayun Mirza (1884-1958) -- (c) Fyzee Sisters -- C. Women's Role in the Pakistan Movement -- D. Freedom/Partition: Women's Experiences -- I. Women Freedom Fighters
(a) Abadi Banu Begam (Bi Amman) (1852-1924) -- (b) Begam Muhammad Ali (Amjadi Begam) -- (c) Begam Hasrat Mohani (Nishatunnisa) (1885-1937) -- (d) Fatimah Jinnah (1893-1967) -- (e) Ruttie Jinnah (-d. 1929) -- SECTION SEVEN WOMEN, NATIONALISM, AND RELIGION -- A. Muslim women in Pakistan: An Overview -- I. Punjabi Women -- II. Sindhi Women -- III. Pashtun Women -- IV. Baloch Women -- V. Women of Hunza/Gilgit/Chitral -- B. Women in Bangladesh: An Overview -- C. Muslim Women in India: An Overview -- D. Women, State and Religious Authority: Post-independence South Asia -- I. The Case of Pakistan -- II. The Case of Bangladesh -- III. The Case of India -- E. Women and Political Representation -- I. Discourse on Women's Political Leadership -- (a) Benazir Bhutto -- F. The Martial Law (1977-88) in Pakistan: Islam Reinterpreted for Women -- I. The Hudood (Hudod) Ordinance -- II. Post-martial Law Gender-identity Construction -- G. Religious Activism of Women Converts to Islam -- I. Maryam Jameelah [Margaret Marcus] (1936-) -- SECTION EIGHT MUSLIM WOMEN'S MOVEMENTS IN SOUTH ASIA -- A. Women's Movement in Pakistan -- B. Women's Movement in Bangladesh -- C. Muslim Women's Movement in India -- D. Muslim Women in Sri Lanka -- E. Women's Movement in The Maldives -- SECTION NINE THE LIFE CYCLE OF SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIM WOMEN -- A. Daughters Not Liked -- I. Son Preference -- II. Adolescent Girls -- (a) Menstruation -- (b) Clitorodectomy: Female Circumcision -- B. Marriage and Family Life -- I. Child Marriages -- II. Age at Marriage -- III. Nikah: Marriage in Islam -- IV. Selection of Spouses -- V. Role of wali (Guardian) in a Marriage Contract -- C. Wife-husband Relationship -- I. Male-female Attitude Towards Family Life -- II. Manuals for Household Management -- D. Marriage Patterns in South Asia -- I. Arranged Marriages -- II. Consanguineous Marriages
III. Endogamous Marriages -- IV. Matrilineal Customs -- V. Muslim Women Marrying Christian Men -- VI. Polygamy -- VII. Muta'h: Temporary Marriages -- E. Wedding Ceremonies and Celebrations -- I. Dowry -- F. Pregnancy and Childbirth -- I. Motherhood/Childcare -- II. Breastfeeding -- G. End of Marriage: Widowhood, Remarriage of Widows and Divorce -- I. Idda-Waiting Period -- II. Dissolution of Marriage: talaq (Divorce) -- III. Triple talaq -- IV. Talaq-i-tafwid (delegation Power of Divorce) -- V. Khul' (khula) -- VI. Apostasy ( irtidad) for Dissolution (tansikh-i-nikah) of Marriage -- H. Mahr: Dower -- I. Payment of mahr and Maintenance for Divorced Women -- II. Legal Battles over Payment of Maintenance (nafaqah): The Shah Bano Case -- SECTION TEN WOMEN'S RIGHTS TO INHERIT PROPERTY -- A. Inheritance Rights of Muslim Women Misappropriated -- I. Customary Law (riwaj-i 'am) and Women -- II. Legal Services for Women: Access to Lawyers and Courts of Law -- B. Muslim Family Law in South Asia -- I. The Family Laws in Pakistan -- II. Uniform Civil Code in India: A Panacea for Muslim Women's Plight? -- III. Legal Reforms in Bangladesh -- IV. Islamic Laws and Women in Sri Lanka -- SECTION ELEVEN EDUCATION OF SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIM WOMEN -- A. General Works on the History of Women's Education -- B. Beginning of Women's New System of Education: Local Enterprise and Colonial Efforts -- I. Promotional Tracts for Female Education -- II. Tracts against Women's Education -- C. Supporters of Women's Education (hami-yi ta'lim-i niswan) -- I. Khawajah Altaf Husain Hali (1837-1914) -- II. Shamsul 'Ulama Maulawi Nadhir (also spelt as Nazir) Ahmad, (1831-1912) -- D. Those Who Opposed School Education for Women -- I. Sir Syed [also spelt as Saiyyid] Ahmed Khan -- II. Other Prominent Opposition -- E. Support for Women's Education in the Early 20th Century
I. Male Founders of Schools for Women
In this volume comprehensive coverage of South Asian Muslim women's lives and their experiences, historically and contemporaneously, fills a serious gap in the existing scholarship regarding variegated patterns of Muslim communities
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