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A princess's pilgrimage: Nawab Sikandar Begum's a pilgrimage to Mecca [introduction]
bookposted on 2014-08-14, 15:26 authored by Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
In 1863, the Nawab Sikandar Begum, a Muslim woman and hereditary ruler of the princely state of Bhopal in colonial India, traveled to Mecca with a retinue of a thousand people. On returning, she wrote this witty, acerbic account of her journey. In it, we glimpse a process by which notions of the self could be redefined against a Muslim "other" in the colonial environment. Sikandar Begum emerges as a genuinely complex individual, crafting an image of herself as an effective administrator, a loyal subject, and a good Muslim. Siobhan Lambert-Hurley's critical introduction and afterword make this edition a comprehensive resource on travel writing by South Asian Muslim women, colonialism, and world history.
- Social Sciences
- Politics and International Studies
Pages? - ? (180)
CitationLAMBERT-HURLEY, S., 2008. An introduction to Nawab Sikandar Begam's account of Hajj. IN: Lambert-Hurley, S. (ed.) A princess's pilgrimage: Nawab Sikandar Begum's a pilgrimage to Mecca. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 20pp.
Publisher© Indiana University Press
- SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)
NotesThis is the final submitted version of the introductory chapter from the book, A Princess's Pilgrimage: Nawab Sikandar Begum's A Pilgrimage to Mecca, edited, introduced, and with an afterword by Siobhan Lambert-Hurley [© Indiana University Press], reproduced by kind permission of Women Unlimited (Kali for Women).