Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Scholars of Faith – South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Scholars of Faith: South Asian Muslim Women and the Embodiment of Religious Knowledge

Usha Sanyal


Since the late twentieth century, new institutions of Islamic learning for South Asian women and girls have emerged rapidly, particularly in urban areas and in the diaspora. This book reflects upon the increased access of Muslim girls and women to religious education and the purposes to which they seek to put their learning. Scholars of Faith is based on ethnographic fieldwork in two institutions of religious learning: the Jami‘a Nur madrasa in Shahjahanpur, North India, and Al-Huda International, an NGO that offers online courses on Islam, especially the Qur’an. In this monograph, Sanyal argu ... More

Keywords: Islamic education, South Asian Muslim women, girls’ madrasa, Al-Huda, modern religious education, functionalization, objectification of education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190120801
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190120801.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Usha Sanyal, author
Visiting Assistant Professor, Wingate University