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South Asia: Mid-18th to Early 20th Century
(7,620 words)

The history of Muslim women in South Asia from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries presents problems of both sources and interpretation. In South Asia as elsewhere, this was a period of rapid political and social change. With the collapse of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the British, the fate of Musl…

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Minault, Gail, “South Asia: Mid-18th to Early 20th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0024>
First published online: 2009

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