Purdah and Polygamy

Author: Iqbalunnissa Hussain

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Originally published in 1944 by Hosali Press, Bangalore, this book is believed to be one of the first full-length English language novel by an Indian Muslim woman in the pre-Partition era. It has clear links with the biting criticism in the feminist Urdu fiction of writers such as Ismat Chughtai and Rashid Jahan. It mounts a scathing attack on the traditional systems of purdah and polygamy in which a man is treated as a virtual god and women, who are often barely literate, as chattel. Through its ironic tone, the novel demonstrates the corrupting influence of this patriarchal system and its power to warp the lives of the women who live under it. For this historically significant work, Jessica Berman of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, has written the Introduction and provided contextual footnotes for the text. Also included are essays by literary critic Muneeza Shamsie (International Advisory Board, Journal of Postcolonial Writing) and academics, Suvir Kaul (University of Pennsylvania) and Arif Zaman (London School of Business and Management). show more

Additional information

Weight 624 g
Author

Iqbalunnissa Hussain

Publisher

OUP Pakistan

Binding

Hardback

ISBN-10

0199407568

Dimensions

190 x 249 x 14

Language

English

Country of Pub

Pakistan

Book Condition

New

Notes

3 colour photographs

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