Muslim Women Education and Lived Experiences in Purba Medinipur District of West Bengal: An Empirical Study
Sujata Maity, Dr. Sunil Kumar Baskey
Muslim Women, Educational Backwardness, Socio Economic Status, Marriage and Child Birth.
Women Education is Very important for our country. The present paper highlights the status of Muslim women in West Bengal. Women in Muslim society of traditional Bengal used to live in a much closed social environment under many socio-cultural restrictions. Islam has given a great importance to the attainment of education. Muslim women are confined in home and lion share of them strictly obey the system of Parda Practices. There is found a distinction between men and women in case of share in father’s properties but according to Quran, Islam has clearly given equal rights in the matters of education. Even Though the Indian Government has taken some measures such as the ‘Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship’, ‘Naya Savera’, ‘Nai Roshni Scheme’ and also government of West Bengal special scheme for girl’s child i.e. ‘Kanyashree Scheme’ and ‘Rupashree prakalpa’ but the attitude towards girl child is very negative in our society even on today. The present paper is an attempt to analyze the educational status of women along with the socio economic status, marital status, first baby gender preference and mother age of first baby born. The study has been conducted during the month of April to May 2024 in Moyna block under Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal. It has been found that about 52.44% women under the study whose age during marriage were below 18 years. It has been study area 35.37% women under studies expressed their desire regarding first baby gender as ‘boy’ surprisingly 10.98% women want a baby girl as her first child. About 45.86% women are married, 48.87% women unmarried and 5.26% women are widow. Surprisingly 70% of women first baby born below 19 years age. In this study area 86.59% of women are housewife and 2.44% women do private sector job. About 10.98% women do small business or self- employed like online e- commerce business, beauty parlor and dress etc. It has been found that in this study area 6.60% of women are illiterate, 4.24% women are below IV, 0.94% women are IV passed. It has been found that 22.64% women are below VIII, 7.08% women are VIII passed, 11.32% women are below M.P, 18.39% of women are M.P. passed, 6.13% of women are below H.S., 13.25% of women are H.S. passed, 0.94% of women are below B.A. and 6.60% of B.A. passed, 1.41% of women are M.A. passed and 0.47% of women are nursing pursuing.
Article Details
Unique Paper ID: 165888

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1

Page(s): 1944 - 1948
Article Preview & Download

Share This Article

Join our RMS

Conference Alert

NCSEM 2024

National Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Management - 2024

Last Date: 15th March 2024

Call For Paper

Volume 11 Issue 1

Last Date for paper submitting for Latest Issue is 25 June 2024

About Us enables door in research by providing high quality research articles in open access market.

Send us any query related to your research on

Social Media

Google Verified Reviews