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Education: Colonial India
(7,490 words)


British colonial efforts to educate Muslim women in India emerged in the context of educational policies informed by an Oriental mindset. British scholars exoticized the Orient. Hyperbole, and imagination, a range of both positive and negative stereotypes, and popular prejudices were essential to reinforcing these views (Clarke …

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Azra Asghar Ali and Muhammad Javed Akhtar, “Education: Colonial India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002097>
First published online: 2017

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