Mothering A Muslim by Nazia Erum.
Book Name: Mothering A Muslim by Nazia Erum
Book Author: Nazia Erum
Nazia Erum runs a fashion start-up and is the mother of an adorable little girl. But from the day Myra was born, she found herself asking questions she did not have answers for. It began with her daughter’s name – should Nazia choose a traditional Islamic name or a more non-religious sounding one so that her daughter could not be identified as a Muslim?
Nazia Erum was not the only modern middle-class Muslim asking this question. Soon she discovered that finding the right name for Myra was the least of her worries. Talking to over 100 children and their parents across 12 cities, what Nazia Erum uncovers is deeply troubling. She heard stories of rampant bullying of Muslim children in many of the country’s top schools, of six-year-olds being hit by their classmates because of their faith, of religious segregation in classrooms and of anxious Muslim parents across the country who monitor their children’s dress, speech, and actions to protect them.
In the book ‘Mothering a Muslim’, she finally lifts the veil on this taboo subject, one that is spoken of only in whispers. Urgent, gripping and heartbreaking, this is essential reading for every Indian.