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Questioning the Muslim Woman – Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality


Join The Second Floor (T2F) for a talk by Dr. Nida Kirmani as she discusses the marginalization of Muslims through the exploration of women’s narratives in Zakir Nagar, Delhi.

While India is home to the second largest Muslim population in the world, Indian Muslims have faced increasing insecurity in the last three decades; since the rise of the Hindu Right. The marginalisation of Muslims in India has recently been the subject of heated public debate. In these discussions, however, Muslim women are often either overlooked or treated as a homogenous group with a common set of interests.

Questioning the Muslim Woman - Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality

In this session, Dr. Nida Kirmani will contextualize the issue of Muslim marginalization by focusing on the narratives of women living in a predominantly Muslim colony in South Delhi. Her research highlights the multiple factors that produce marginalisation and insecurity alongside religious identity, including gender, ethnicity, age and class.

About the Speaker

Dr. Nida Kirmani is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She completed her PhD from the University of Manchester in 2007, and since then her research has explored the intersections between gender, religion, conflict and development in urban contexts in South Asia.

Date: Tuesday, 7th January, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi

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