A Woman of Substance: The Memoirs of Begum Khurshid Mirza, 1918-1989

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This is the memoir of a remarkable woman, Begum Khurshid Mirza, the daughter of Sheikh Abdullah and Waheed Jahan Begum, the founders of Aligarh Women's College. An intimate portrait of an upper class Muslim family in India and Pakistan from the early part of the twentieth century until the recent past, this narrative is much more than an account of Khurshid Mirza s personal life. It spans the years from 1857 to 1983 and provides an insight into the social conditions of Indian Muslims, the state of Muslim women s education, and the transition to Pakistan, while illuminating Khurshid Mirza s rich and varied life as an actor, activist, radio and TV artist, a writer, a devoted daughter, wife and mother.

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she was a learned lady it is very interesting book which folds the early life of the writer
she has in details narrated everything in details to me it was a curious experiment to learn
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Autobiography which is the land mark in promoting education among muslim girls in particular
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I think A Woman of Substance: The Memoirs of Belgium Kurshid Mirza will be an enjoyable read for me because I enjoy when ordinary people achieve greatness. I also know that his book will be interesting because I'm sure starting a woman's college in a male dominated society was not an easy feat.  

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