The Legend Makers: Some Eminent Muslim Women of India

By: Gouri Srivastava

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The book gives a graphic detail about the contribution of muslim women in the medieval, modern and in the contemporary periods. These women mentioned in the manuscript are legend makers of their time. Their achievement are deeply embedded in the print and the audio-visual media. The journey towards their goals is a touching story of their trials and successes which have been vividly discussed in their biographical works and other forms of literary expression, e.g. poems, prose and short stories. In fact, their work has become a source of inspiration and motivation not only to muslim women but to all women irrespective of their religion, caste and creed. These handful muslim women discussed in the book belonged to different periods and mainly came from the urban educated and social reformist families. The various activities undertaken by them have tried to de-mystify the stereotypical image of muslim women living in seclusion, segregation and in the zenana apartments. They strove hard to promote the status of women by setting personal examples, opening formal institutions of learning, establishing organisation that took up social and educational issues. They motivated women through their writings to come out of seclusion, question irrelevant customs and traditions and gradually opt for education. In fact, the path shown by them have been directly or indirectly responsible for encouraging the enrolment of girls, especially muslim girls, in the formal institutions of learning in the contemporary times. Printed Pages: 135.

Title: The Legend Makers: Some Eminent Muslim Women of India

Author Name: Gouri Srivastava

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2003

ISBN: 8180690016

ISBN 13: 9788180690013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112383

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