Being a South Asian, Muslim, female, I have had to contend with remarks from fellows within my own community, on the choice of my study and research. Most will be familiar with the not so inaccurate stereotype of South Asians pursuing careers as doctors, lawyers, and engineers. This often creates a challenge to those within … Continue reading “You’re an Indian Muslim Woman, Why Study History?”
Many of us enjoy going out to a nice Indian restaurant, and even indulging in a little smoke on a water pipe, commonly known as a hookah or shisha. With the recent surge in shisha lounges and the ever long popularity of Indian restaurants as a great venue for a weekend night out, the question … Continue reading Curries, Shisha and shampooing
Why are social reforms important? Do they have the potential to completely transform a society? Are these changes always perceived as a positive alteration of societal norms? Do all sections of society benefit from these reforms?
Gender notions were crucial to the organisation of societies, yet this idea can now be challenged due to the work of early reformers, broadening the opportunities open to all regardless of social or biological positions.