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A Princess's Pilgrimage

Nawab Sikandar Begum's A Pilgrimage to Mecca

In 1863, the Nawab Sikandar Begum, a Muslim woman and hereditary ruler of the princely state of Bhopal in colonial India, traveled to Mecca with a retinue of a thousand people. On returning, she wrote this witty, acerbic account of her journey. In it, we glimpse a process by which notions of the self could be redefined against a Muslim "other" in the colonial environment. Sikandar Begum emerges as a genuinely complex individual, crafting an image of herself as an effective administrator, a loyal subject, and a good Muslim. Siobhan Lambert-Hurley's critical introduction and afterword make this edition a comprehensive resource on travel writing by South Asian Muslim women, colonialism, and world history.

About the Author

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is author of Muslim Women, Reform and Princely Patronage: Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam of Bhopal and Rhetoric and Reality: Gender and the Colonial Experience in South Asia.

Reviews

". . . this book - with its excellent introduction and afterword - should be celebrated by historians studying the Indian Ocean basin, the history of Islam, travel writing and women's history."—Brett Bennett, University of Texas, Austin, JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES, Vol. 48.3

"This is a must—read for students of gender, imperial, post/colonial, and Middle Eastern histories."—Antoinette Burton, University of Illinois

"Readers interested in a very wide range of subjects, including Indian history, Muslim women, and Islam in the colonial period, will welcome this book."—Barbara D. Metcalf, University of Michigan
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