Manipulating Women in Islamic Society: A Rumination over Salma’s The Hour Past Midnight
Despite great efforts and reform movements for empowering women, women have yet not received the status they are grappling for. There are still places, where women are struggling to come out of the settled boundaries, where they are pushed to sacrifice their big dreams to adjust into the limited circumference of life designed by the society. They have to force themselves into the rules fabricated by the society. The South Indian Tamil Muslim society is an example of female depravity from feminist rights like the educated city women . The proof of this hidebound mentality is that Salma has been the only Muslim female writer in Tamil literature. Salma’s The Hour Past Midnight is a vivid elucidation of Tamil Muslim women, whose life go around the routine decided for them by the society, which is a result of sometimes the religion, sometimes of the conservative community and sometimes by the women themselves. The present paper throws light on the condition of women in Islamic culture particularly Tamil Muslim society and how they are deprived form equality in society even in the twentieth century.