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Space: Female Space: India
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India has the second largest Muslim population in the world. Statistically, both the poverty and literacy levels among the women in the Muslim community are higher than those in any other community in India. While compared to some other countries Muslim women in India enjoy greater freedom, they have their own set of challenges with regard to social, religious, and ecological issues. Since Muslim women are not part of a monolithic group, their issues, as well as their respective solutions, vary from nation to nation. The focus of this brief entry is the involvement of on…

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Gupta, Lina, “Space: Female Space: India”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0281c>
First published online: 2009

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