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Marriage Practices: India: 19th and early 20th century
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Marital practices and family conventions underwent significant transformation among Indian Muslims in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These changes were engendered both by global trends and by local movements that emphasized family “reform” to improve and benefit the larger Muslim community. Elaborate attempts to improve marital and familial ties crys…

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Asiya Alam, “Marriage Practices: India: 19th and early 20th century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002098>
First published online: 2017

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