Vol. 5 No. 2 (2021)

The Women Question in WANA: A Class Perspective

Published 2021-06-30


For centuries status of women in WANA has been seen from the frame of Islam. This makes difficult for scholars to critically examine the socio-economic factors behind the condition of women. Beside, most of the literatures are produced by people with strong sense of superiority and ethnocentrism. The common role of patriarchy which has a secular presence all across the globe is often overlooked in such works. Taking the universality of the patriarchy as an institution into account this paper highlight the issues of Purdah, Family Law and political representation of women in WANA. Most of the literatures on this issue are immune to class difference. Analyzing the women question from class perspective this paper tries to fill this literature gap.