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Reshaping the Holy Democracy, Development, and Muslim Women in Bangladesh

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ISBN-10: 0231141572

ISBN-13: 9780231141574

Edition: 2008

Authors: Elora Shehabuddin

List price: $32.00
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Islamic studies tend to focus on texts rather than lived experience and to privilege Muslims in Arab countries, Iran, and Turkey over Muslims in the rest of the world. Breaking away from these traditional concerns, Elora Shehabuddin directs her attention to South Asia, home to a the largest number of Muslims in the world. Through extensive ethnographic field research, she demonstrates how women, in their employment and in their interactions with the legal system, the state, NGOs, and political and religious groups, are changing state practices, views of women in the public sphere, and the nature of lived Islam itself. Shehabuddin's close study of the relationship between Islam and politics…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English