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Atiya's Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley and Sunil Sharma


More than a century ago, Atiya Fyzee, a Muslim woman of the renowned Tyabji clan, set out from colonial Bombay to study in Edwardian London. As she rode the steamboat, she began writing her daily experiences in a diary that would later appear as serialized entries in an Urdu women’s magazine published from the Punjab. Despite the magazine’s small circulation at the time, Atiya’s travelogue drew enough attention and gave the fledgling author her first taste of fame. In the years to come, she also became well known for her friendship with Maulana Shibli Numani and Muhammad Iqbal, two of South As ... More

Keywords: Atiya Fyzee, Tyabji, travels, Bombay, Edwardian London, Maulana Shibli Numani, Muhammad Iqbal, Samuel Rahamin, Muslim intellectuals, Partition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198068334
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068334.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, editor
Loughborough University, Leicestershire U.K.

Sunil Sharma, editor
Boston University

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Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, and Sunil Sharma

1 A Life Dedicated to Learning and the Arts

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, and Sunil Sharma

2 Friendship and Notoriety, Shibli and Iqbal

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, and Sunil Sharma

3 Empire, Society, Diasporic Communities

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, and Sunil Sharma

4. Narrating the Everyday

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, and Sunil Sharma


Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, and Sunil Sharma


Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, and Sunil Sharma