Political Role of Female Leadership in The Sub-Continent


  • Shahnaz Begum Ph.D. Scholar, Department of History & Pakistan Studies, The Women University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Prof. Dr. Asmat Naz Professor (Retired), Department of History & Pakistan Studies, The Women University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar Campus, Punjab, Pakistan




APWA, Organization, Struggle Movement, Women


This paper endeavors to analyze the social status of women in the Subcontinent in different eras such as the Early Medieval Period, women enjoyed all rights and high status in life. Hinduism was never allowed to participate in any ceremony without their women and they enjoyed equal rights as men have in society. In this paper, an effort is done to highlight the situation of the early Modern period with the arrival of Muslims, the position of women become deteriorated and Islam has a great impact on the status of women by Hijab and other limitations, to describe the British period was the time of changing and reforms to improve the women’ status in society. The focal objectives of the study are to describe the role some prominent Muslim women played in the political field before the existence of Pakistan and to evaluate the efforts of movements and organizations for women’s political, social, and legal rights. This paper through the deductive method of research also describes that Pakistan Movement proved a vital point for women to show their importance in the political field and Quaid-e-Azam also encouraged women to work in politics before and after the partition of the Sub-continent. Some suggestions are also made for the importance of women in politics. Social and legal reforms are required to enhance the political status of women. Religious people also can play an important to elevate the status of women in politics because no nation can make progress without the participation of women in politics.





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Begum, S., Naz, A., & Ahmad, G. (2022). Political Role of Female Leadership in The Sub-Continent. Journal of Development and Social Sciences, 3(3), 75–84. https://doi.org/10.47205/jdss.2022(3-III)08