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Muslim women

Her Body, Her Choice

Mehr Tarar

Where the hijab is not mandatory—and why

Hijab Row in India: Just Like Us

From the dark years of Zia in Pakistan to the hijab row in India

Haute Hijab

When It’s a Fashion Statement

France Shows the Way

From the 2011 veil ban law to the recent senate vote on the hijab, the French remain institutionally and instinctively committed to laïcité, the original model of secularism

The Rage of the Campus Front

Behind the mysterious appeal of the student arm of the Popular Front of India lies its aggressive posturing and the fear it evokes

Of a Uniform Dress Code

When Individual Interest Must Yield To Institutional Interest

Shah Bano 2.0

The hijab controversy can take the country into dangerous territory but, unlike the 1980s, it will not take people years to grasp its import

What the Headscarf Reveals

Reading Orhan Pamuk's Snow in the time of hijab politics

Behind the Veil

On the refusal of education to Muslim girls wearing hijab in Karnataka

Awadh Despatches

The personal and political journey of a Muslim woman through India’s freedom struggle and beyond

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