Category: Books

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Rising from the Rubble

Rising from the Rubble Publication Authors: Shirkat Gah and Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) Date: July 2006 Number of pages: 66 On October 8, 2005, a massive earthquake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale jolted the mountain ranges straddling Pakistan and India. This is a Special Bulletin on the 2005 earthquake with a particular...

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Sultana’s Dream (Farsi)

Sultana’s Dream (Farsi) Publication Author: Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain, translated by Behdokht Roshdiyeh. Date: 2000 Number of pages: 40 The first Feminist utopia to be published in the sub-continent this novel, which was first published in 1905 in Bangla by Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain, a Bengali Muslim novelist and social reformer, uses gender role reversal...

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Imagined citizenship: Women, State and Politics in Pakistan

Imagined citizenship: Women, State and Politics in Pakistan Publication Author: Farida Shaheed Date: 2002 Number of pages: 196 This publication is the full Pakistan Country Report of the regional research study ‘Women and Governance in South Asia: Re-Imagining the State.’ The study aimed to understand the nature of, and impediments to, women’s participation in political...

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Great Ancestors: Women Asserting Rights in Muslim Contexts

Great Ancestors: Women Asserting Rights in Muslim Contexts Publication Authors: Farida Shaheed with Aisha L.F. Shaheed. Date: 2005 The essential information and training kit on women’s rights activists from the 8th to the 20th century. This publication, jointly produced by Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre and WLUML, explodes the myth that struggles for women’s rights...