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Tourism: South Asia
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Case studies and details about Muslim women, gender, and tourism in South Asia are difficult to locate (although see Besio 2007, Panos Institute 2004). In spite of the lack of sustained research, four key themes emerge, which inform an understanding of the inter-relationship between gender and tourism relations in Muslim populations. First, there are growing international and domestic tourism markets throughout South Asia related to the ongoing economic growth in India. While little data exist o…

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Besio, Kathryn, “Tourism: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0285c>
First published online: 2009

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