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Muslim marriage and divorce: recounting married women’s quest for individual sovereignty in literary and legal arenas of Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.advisor Azim, Firdous
dc.contributor.advisor Khan, Saira Rahman Nazmul, Nafisa 2018-10-29T08:11:17Z 2018-10-29T08:11:17Z 2018 2018-08
dc.identifier.other ID 14303018
dc.description This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English, 2018. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-63).
dc.description.abstract Marriage has been considered as one of the most ancient and important social institutions in human history. The benefits that marriage provides are undeniable, yet in most of the cases, it imposes restrictions and bindings on Muslim married women, particularly in the context of Bangladesh. Although, marriage promises happiness and fulfillment, yet it performs as a site for female subordination as it binds women to household labour, and limits their lives in the roles of wife and mother. My thesis will travel back and forth between the chronicles of fiction and reality by contemplating how these two arenas portray women’s condition in marriage, what are the similarities and disparities, and to what extent Muslim married women can establish their position as individuals and become the overseer of their lives. This thesis therefore will look into five texts by Bengali women writers and will try to explore the conditions of women in Muslim marriage and how do they achieve empowerment regarding their individual happiness, autonomy, as well as feminine sexuality. The legal part of this thesis further will cover the legal differences that Bangladesh has in relation with International laws in the issue of women’s question and their rights. Starting with the legal aid organizations and NGOs, and how do they play a key role in combating women discrimination in Bangladesh, will also be analyzed in this dissertation through primary and secondary datas from real life. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Nafisa Nazmul
dc.format.extent 63 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject Marriage en_US
dc.subject Divorce en_US
dc.subject Married women en_US
dc.subject Sovereignty en_US
dc.subject Literary en_US
dc.subject Bangladesh en_US
dc.title Muslim marriage and divorce: recounting married women’s quest for individual sovereignty in literary and legal arenas of Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University B.A. in English

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