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Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in by Latika Gupta

By Latika Gupta

This e-book investigates the character of identification formation between economically backward adolescent Muslim ladies in northern India through concentrating on the interstitial areas of the ‘home’ and ‘school’. It examines problems with faith, patriarchy and schooling, to interrogate the connection among pedagogy and faith in South Asia.

Using a multi-disciplinary strategy and a number of learn equipment, the amount makes major contribution to the examine of socialisation and smooth schooling between minorities and different marginalised teams in India. it will likely be of curiosity to students of schooling, tradition and gender experiences, sociology, psychology, Islamic stories, and to policy-makers and non-government companies enthusiastic about schooling.

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According to the report, literacy rate among Muslims is below the national average and the gap is much greater in urban areas and for women. SCR defined the context of Indian Muslims in terms of the following issues: an antinationalist image; insecurity arising out of communal violence, with an extended threat perceived by Muslim women and widespread discrimination in all sectors of public life, leading to a sense of alienation. The lives of Muslim women offer a momentous site to deconstruct the role of religion in a modern nation-state.

Deference functions as a symbolic means by which appreciation is regularly conveyed to a recipient. The individual is not allowed to give deference to himself. He is forced to seek it from others. Society gives assurance that its members will enter into interaction and relationship with one another. The appreciation expressed by an act of deference conveys the presence of sentiment. There are rules about rendering deference in every society. Any act of deference contains an agreement to treat the recipient in a particular way.

When an individual becomes involved in the maintenance of a rule, she also tends to become committed to a particular image of herself. In terms of obligations, she becomes to herself and others the person who follows a particular rule and the person who would naturally be expected to do so. In the case of expectations, she becomes dependent upon the assumption that others will properly perform their obligations and their treatment of her will express their ideas about her. A rule of conduct can be called communication.

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