Role Models

Educated Muslim Women—Real and Ideal

Authored by: Gail Minault

Gender and Education in India A Reader

Print publication date:  June  2021
Online publication date:  June  2021

Print ISBN: 9781032043579
eBook ISBN: 9781003191612
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When Sayyid Ahmad Khan was growing up in Delhi, he lived in the home of his maternal grandfather, Khwaja Fariduddin Ahmad (1747-1828). This was unusual in a society where wives customarily went to live with their husbands’ families, but Sayyid Ahmad’s father, a religious mystic, was apparently willing to have the main responsibility for his family rest with his wife’s father, a high official in the Mughal Court. 1

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