Nationalism and Muslim Women During Pakistan Freedom Movement in From Purdah to Parliament

Amna Saeed
2019 Pakistan Social Sciences Review  
Colonial discourse generally depicts domination of colonizers as a threatening force to culture, ideology and civilization of colonized land and it highlights their struggle to liberate them from external tyranny. Building upon this notion, this essay uses Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah' s novel Purdah to Parliament, to analyze nationalistic tendency, which refer to provide the nationalistic Strule of Muslim women in the pre-independence era. The ascent of Muslim nationalism mingled with idea of
more » ... separate homeland demanded the enrollment of Muslim women to support the cause. This paper provides indispensable insight into issues related to nationalism and nativism, fabrication of their women's national identity, their past and their transformation with regard to the idea of nationalism. Along with Fanonian nationalism This notion of colonial power, however, takes into account various mechanisms through which power has been employed by colonizers and resisted at different levels by colonized in order to liberate themselves. This nationalistic struggle depicts that alongside men; creation of Pakistan was also the result of Muslim women struggle
doi:10.35484/pssr.2019(3-ii)24 fatcat:zwhibtv7tzcd3bvou6lo2e2otu