Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Introduction

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The reformation movement of Brahmo Samaj had an influence on the Hindu orthodoxy that eventually led to the conditional freedom of the Hindu woman. The Muslim patriarch of colonial Bengal, directly influenced by the Middle Eastern Islamic culture, believed in the inherent danger of a woman's sexuality and, therefore, tried to control her by imposing on her various cultural and political constraints. In 1873, Faizunnesa Choudhurani established a school for Muslim girls in Bengal. The British Empire considered Muslims the most hostile community after the rebellion of 1857, and this had a great impact on the social, political and economic conditions of the Muslim society. Brahmo Samaj represented the reformed middle class strata of colonial Bengal. Sexuality in the Bengali Muslim literary texts came mainly in three forms: religiosity, obscenity, and prohibition.

Keywords: Bengali Muslim; Brahmo Samaj ; colonial Bengal; Hindu woman; Middle Eastern Islamic culture

10.1163/ej.9789004167803.i-225.5
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004167803.i-225.5
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Nawab Faizunnesa's <i>Rupjalal</i> — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation