Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI:

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Lahore was one of the principal Muslim cities in Punjab and where the author spent time as the guest of a rich landowner. There the author met Begam Shah Nawaz, who gave her information about the position of women, especially of Muslim women, in the Punjab. The author visited a college for young women in Purdah and attended a tea party given by the Women's Club or Clubs. Begam Shah Nawaz also took her to Shalimar Garden, the royal park where the old Muslim sultans came for rest and pleasure in the days gone by. Another great community in Lahore was that of the Sikhs. The author considered Lahore as a bridge that linked the Frontier to the rest of India, both geographically and in terms of mentality.

Keywords: Lahore; Punjab; Begam Shah Nawaz; Muslim women; Purdah; Shalimar Garden; Sikhs

Chapter.  2160 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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