Atiyas Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain by Siobhan L. H. Lambert-HurleyAtiyas Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain by Siobhan L. H. Lambert-Hurley

Atiyas Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain

EditorSiobhan L. H. Lambert-Hurley, Sunil S. Sharma

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This is the original English translation of the first Indian Muslim woman's experiences in the 'West'. Atiya Fyzee's (1877-1967), travelogue-cum-diary was published in an Urdu journal and then in 1922 as a book Zamana-i-Tahsil. The narrative is unique as it moves away from formulaic Europeantravelogues by Indian men and places particular emphasis on 'everyday' activities of women and subaltern classes, dimensions which appeal to general readers and researchers alike today. Alongside lively accounts of local elites and prominent Indians abroad, Atiya provides descriptions of theirclothing, meals, servants, homes, and mannerisms. The lucid translation and 48 photographs-some of them rare, are accompanied by meticulous annotations to the narrative and an introduction that provides the context.

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Siobhan Lambert-Hurley is Lecturer in History in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University, Leicestershire U.K. Sunil Sharma is Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Boston University.

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Title:Atiyas Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian BritainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pagesPublished:November 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198068336

ISBN - 13:9780198068334

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Table of Contents

Preface and AcknowledgementsFrontispieceThe Tyabji ClanIntroductionPart I: The Life and Travels of Atiya Fyzee Rahamin1. A Life Dedicated to Learning and the Arts2. Friendship and Notoriety, Shibli and Iqbal3. Empire, Society, Diasporic Communities4. Narrating the Everyday5. Conclusions: Travel,Biography, HistoryPart II: A Time of Education1. Zamana-i-tahsil: A TranslationAppendix 1: Family, Friends and Acquaintances in India and BritainAppendix 2: Extract from Iqbal (1947)BibliographyIndex