xii, 450p., 25 cm. (Encyclopaedia of Indian Women Series)
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. Historical Background; 3. Islam's Impact; 4. Status in Society; 5. Historic Role; 6. Duties in Society; 7. Family, An Institution; 8. Marital Success; 9. Equal Rights; 10. Right or Privilege; 11. Chosen Rights; 12. Special Rights; 13. Natural Rights; 14. Legal Protection; 15. Equal Status; 16. Case for Equality; 17. Evil of Divorce; 18. Most Unwanted Act; 19. Reality of Polygamy.
The actual status of women among Muslims is so far from satisfactory, Poverty, illiteracy, and other socio-religious impediments have hurdled their progress. The present volume gives an elaborate account of Muslim Women. This book consists of the following chapters - Introduction; Historical Background; Islam's impact; Status in society; Historic Role; Duties in Society; Family, an institution; Marital Success; Equal Rights; Right or privilege; Chosen Rights; Special Rights; Natural Rights; Legal Protection; Equal Status; Case for Equality; Evil of Divorce; Most Unwanted Act; and Reality of Polygamy; etc. Certainly, this volume will prove a variability mine of information for academies, policy planners and activists working for the cause of women.