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Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: India
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Among the best-known Muslim Indian women writing in English during the postcolonial period are Attia Hosain (1913–98), Zeenuth Futehally (1904–92), Shama Futehally (no relation, 1952–2004), and Samina Ali (b. 1969). These authors, although not prolific, have written major literary works, all of which implicitly critique traditional patriarchal ideologies. The first known Anglophone no…

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Elizabeth Jackson, “Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002171>
First published online: 2019

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