Women and Islam in Bangladesh

Beyond Subjection and Tyranny

  • Taj I. Hashmi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Taj I. Hashmi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Taj I. Hashmi
    Pages 12-60
  4. Taj I. Hashmi
    Pages 205-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 210-254

About this book


This work of research by Taj Hashmi puts the issue of women's position in society in historical as well as Islamic perspectives to relate it to the objective conditions in Bangladesh. In eight illuminating chapters, he narrates how Quranic edicts about women have through the ages been misinterpreted by the power elites and the mullahs to suppress women. Even NGOs are not immune from exploiting them. Hope, according to the author, lies in the literacy and economic self-reliance of the Bangladeshi women.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Taj I. Hashmi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Liberal Arts and ScienceIndependent UniversityBangladesh

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