Devotion and Defiance (BOK)

Humaira Awais Shahid

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In autumn 2001, a newly-wed professor of English took on a job editing the "women's section" of one of Pakistan's leading Urdu newspapers. She soon transformed pages of celebrity gossip and fashion advice into a vehicle for the investigation of the lives of Pakistani women. News of acid attacks, the trading of girls as currency in tribal disputes and other abuses transformed this young mother into a fiery advocate for women's rights - one guided by Islamic ethics and ideals of social justice as she taught rural leaders to distinguish between religion and tribal custom. Her commitment to her countrywomen led her to a seat in the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. Humaira Awais Shahid's extraordinary voice provides remarkable insight into how Islamic values and ethics might yet be a vehicle for progressive change in the developing world.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Humaira Awais Shahid
ISBN 9780393081480
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 666 gram Emner og form Civil rights & citizenship