Forging Identities: Gender, Communities, and the State

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Contents
Introduction: Contextualising Gender and Identity in Contemporary India Zoya Hasan vii
Reading and Writing about Muslim Women in British India Barbara D. Metcalf 1
Gender and the Politics of Space: The Movement for Women's Reform 1857-1900 Faisal F. Devji 22
Defining Women through Legislation Shahida Lateef 38
Minority Identity, State Policy and Political Process Zoya Hasan 59
Identity Politics, Secularism and Women: A South Asian Perspective Amrita Chhachhi 74
The Constitution and Muslim Personal Law Kirti Singh 96
Between Community and State: The Question of Women's Rights and Personal Laws Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay 108
Education, Money and the Role of Women in Maintaining Minority Identity Elizabeth A. Mann 130
Preserving Identity: A Case Study of Palitpur Huma Ahmed-Ghosh 169

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