Syeda Rumana Mehdi

Syeda Rumana Mehdi is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in Ziauddin University in Karachi. Using poetry and storytelling as a medium, her research interests include anthropology of gender and marriage, political Islam, poetry and South Asian literature.

Ghar ki shaadi

Of family pressure, maulvis and the nikahnama.

Sep 27, 2022

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