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Space: Mosques: South Asia
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Conventionally, women in South Asia have had very limited access to the mosque, although this access has been growing in recent decades in forms and for reasons indicated later in this entry. Central prayer halls are usually occupied exclusively by men during congregational services. Although many larger newly-co…

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Huq, Maimuna, “Space: Mosques: South Asia”, 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_EWICCOM_0284g>
First published online: 2009

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