EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT OF MUSLIM WOMEN IN INDIA : PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS By Dr. Shazli Hasan Khan

Abstract India is a multiethnic, multicultural and multi-linguistic country. The total population of India is 1029 millions, of which 138 millions (14%) are Muslims (Census, 2001). India had a female population of 496 millions, which accounts to be 15% of the world’s women. The process of empowerment of Muslim women is a multidimensional. Its various dimensions i.e; educational, political, social, economic, psychological, legal, constitutional are all interrelated. Census 2011 report says that, except, the Muslims all other religious groups have higher literacy rates. Muslims have only 59.1% literacy rates, out…

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