Women of Pakistan

Mumtaz, Khawar; Shaheed, Farida
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1987  
Pages:  256pp   ISBN:  0-86232-281-2
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19727

This book is the first history of Pakistani women's struggles for their rights in the 20th century. From the Education Reform Movement around 1900 to the current campaigns, the authors make it clear the diverse conditions affecting Pakistani women, and set their struggle in the context of the country's troubled politics and the specific role of Islam. They tell of the courage and skill with which Pakistani women have resisted the regime's systematic steps to deny them their rights.