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Muslim Women in India: History, Minority and Difference

Seema Kazi explores the issue of minority differences within contemporary nation-states, focusing on Indian Muslims, particularly Muslim women. By employing a cross-comparative historical perspective, it draws parallels between minority exclusion in Europe and post-colonial India, underscoring the limitations of legal equality as adequate protection for minorities. The lasting impact of Partition on the marginalisation of Indian Muslims in modern India is highlighted, along with the neglect of Muslim women’s histories of struggle and achievement during the colonial era. The article concludes by suggesting that India’s diverse and varied history could potentially serve as the foundation for a new national vision, where constitutional equality coexists with the right to maintain historically inherited differences

CALJ Volume VIII Issue II_Seema Kazi
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