Women and Islam in Bangladesh: Beyond Subjection and Tyranny

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By Taj Ul-Islam Hashmi
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 254, Publication Date: 2000-06
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0333749596, 560 kb

Description: This work of research by Taj Hashmi puts the issue of women's position in society in historical as well as Islamic perspectives to relate it to the objective conditions in Bangladesh. In eight chapters, he narrates how Quranic edicts about women have through the ages been misinterpreted by the power elites and the "mullahs" to suppress women.

Even NGOs are not immune from exploiting them. Hope, according to the author, lies in the literacy and economic self reliance of the Bangladeshi women.

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