Forging the Ideal Educated Girl

Book Title Forging the Ideal Educated Girl
Author Name Shenila Khoja-Moolji
Publishing house University of California Press; First edition
Country – city USA
Date of issue June 1, 2018
Number of pages 204

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In Forging the Ideal Educated Girl, Shenila Khoja-Moolji traces the figure of the ‘educated girl’ to examine the evolving politics of educational reform and development campaigns in colonial India and Pakistan. She challenges the prevailing common sense associated with calls for women’s and girls’ education and argues that such advocacy is not simply about access to education but, more crucially, concerned with producing ideal Muslim woman-/girl-subjects with specific relationships to the patriarchal family, paid work, Islam, and the nation-state. Thus, discourses on girls’/ women’s education are sites for the construction of not only gender but also class relations, religion, and the nation.


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