Mengia Hong TschalaerSouth Asia Center Presents: Mengia Hong Tschalaer on Muslim Women’s Quest for Gender Justice: Gender, Law and Activism in India

On Tuesday, September 19, Mengia Hong Tschalaer will discuss her new publication: Muslim Women’s Quest for Gender Justice: Gender, Law and Activism in India. The book gives insight into the manner in which Muslim women’s rights activists in the city of Lucknow challenge the authority of the Indian state as well as the Muslim clergy in the domain of Muslim family law. They do so by offering alternative interpretations and forms of embodiment of Islamic practice and laws. The lecture will take place in 341 Eggers Hall at 12:30PM.