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Education: Modern: India
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The poor status of education for India’s Muslims, women and men, is integrally related to many linked factors in a community of over 160 million that differs between regions in language, caste, and culture. These factors include low socioeconomic status and discriminatory policies or inaction by the Indian state. Women’s education is especially impacted by factors…

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Suchitra Samanta, “Education: Modern: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002135>
First published online: 2017

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