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Gender, modernity & Indian delights: the women's cultural group of Durban, 1954-2010

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-08 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T17:55:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T17:55:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780796923363 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4078
dc.description.abstract For decades, South Africans aspiring to make the perfect biryani have turned to Indian Delights, the best selling cookbook produced by Zuleikha Mayat and the Women's Cultural Group. This is the story of the women behind the recipes; it is an account that brings to life the changing, gendered worlds of Muslim women in 20th century Durban. Through a blend of scholarly rigour and compelling biography, this book reveals how a group of women, who were formally excluded from both political and customary power, nevertheless forged a vibrant citizenship and public life for themselves. In the midst of unfolding global and local transformation "apartheid, feminism, doctrinal shifts in Islam " the members of the Women's Cultural Group were themselves agents of change, not only within the local communities that benefited from their proficient and varied labours, but in the making of South African modernity. Academic historians Goolam Vahed and Thembisa Waetjen have constructed a multilayered narrative that captures the spirit and housewifey appeal of their subjects. A fascinating read for anyone interested in local history, gender identity, and Islam in the Indian-Ocean region. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject INDIANS en
dc.subject CULTURE en
dc.subject IDENTITY en
dc.subject DURBAN en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.subject MUSLIM en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.title Gender, modernity & Indian delights: the women's cultural group of Durban, 1954-2010 en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6537 en
dc.outputnumber 5187 en
dc.bibliographictitle Vahed, G. & Waetjen, T. (2010) <i>Gender, modernity & Indian delights: the women's cultural group of Durban, 1954-2010. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Vahed, G. en
dc.contributor.author2 Waetjen, T. en


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