Nazir Ahmad's "Mirat Ul Urus" or "The Bride's Mirror"
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This paper introduces Nazir Ahmad's landmark novel, "The Bride's Mirror", championing Indian Muslim female education, that is thought to be the first novel in the Urdu language, set in Shajahanabad, Old Delhi, in the 1860s. The paper provides notes on Ahmad's career, ideas on purdah, why education was needed by women and endorsement of future service roles for women. The paper also addresses the numbers of Indian Muslim female doctors, social workers and educators.
From the Paper:"Amidst much ignorance of Muslim culture in South Asia, the case of Nazir Ahmad (1836-1916) and the first novel in the Urdu language provide a fascinating sidelight. "Mirat-ul-Urus" was one of a series of reformist novels endorsing female emancipation led by female education. Its author, Nazir Ahmad, looked about his often displaced community and demanded that young women be educated towards their greater independence and ability to serve others."
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Nazir Ahmad's "Mirat Ul Urus" or "The Bride's Mirror" (2008, December 01) Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/nazir-ahmad-mirat-ul-urus-or-the-bride-mirror-141544/
"Nazir Ahmad's "Mirat Ul Urus" or "The Bride's Mirror"" 01 December 2008. Web. 28 January. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/nazir-ahmad-mirat-ul-urus-or-the-bride-mirror-141544/>