This post gives a brief overview of my experience with digitised archives. The Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) at the British Library is a digital collection of archival material from around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration.
A Historical Perspective on Polygamy and Muslim Personal Law Reform in India
Issues of Muslim women’s marital rights have received significant media attention in recent years, whereby these women have highlighted gender inequalities in the unreformed legal system of Muslim personal law in India. Within these debates, the problem of polygamy has been a recurring theme, that has been lingering around the issues of Muslim personal law reform, and the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code in the interests of women’s rights.