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Education: Colonial: Bengal
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Secluded from outside view by the custom of purdah, or veiling, Muslim women in nineteenth-century Bengal were even more isolated from social and cultural change than men. Debates around the education of Muslim women i…

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Rachana Chakraborty, “Education: Colonial: Bengal”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002099>
First published online: 2017

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