Rafia Zakaria is an attorney and author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan; and Veil. She is a columnist for Dawn in Pakistan and writes regularly for Guardian Books, The Nation, The New Republic, The Baffler, Boston Review and various other places.
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Highly recommend this book! What a riveting story and so well-told. If you want to read about strong women who are pioneers this is THE book for you @wwnorton @WWNortonLibrary – source
Rafia ZakariaFeb 02, 2021
Cannot emphasize this enough. One of the best non-fiction books this year. @profdanhicks – source
Rafia ZakariaNov 29, 2020
How British authorities and Indian intellectuals developed ideas about deviant female sexuality to control and organize modern society in IndiaDuring the colonial period in India, European scholars, British officials, and elite Indian intellectuals--philologists, administrators, doctors, ethnologists, sociologists, and social critics--deployed idea...
I have to say @durbakatha “Indian Sex Lives: The Colonial Origins of Social Thought” is the best book I’ve read this year. – source
Rafia ZakariaJul 15, 2020
For those who may like to read a historically thorough account of life in Mughal palaces I highly recommend this book by scholar Ruby Lal the best I read in 2018) – source
Rafia ZakariaJan 06, 2019
@pronounced_ing @NewYorker @dawntrippwriter :-) love Dawn's book on Georgia O Keefe! – source
Rafia ZakariaSep 29, 2016