Forging The Ideal Muslim Girl (eBook)
Education And The Production Of Desirable Subjects In Colonial India And Pakistan
de Shenila Khoja-Moolji
Sobre o livro
In Forging the Ideal Muslim Girl, Shenila Khoja-Moolji traces the evolving politics of educational reform and development campaigns in colonial India and Pakistan. She challenges the prevailing common sense associated with calls for women/girls’ education by arguing that such advocacy is not simply about access to education but, more crucially, is concerned with molding girls into the kinds of subjects needed to advance societal projects such as nation-building, modernization, or solidifying a religious identity. Such concerns are often driven by the material and cultural struggles for power. Thus, discourses around women/girls’ education are sites not only for the construction of gender identity, but also class, religion, and the nation.