Siobhan Lambert-Hurley

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Ph.D and Senior Lecturer in Modern History


Nottingham Trent University

Mailing Address

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Lane

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 0115/848-3143

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

The primary focus of my research is the emergence of a Muslim
women's movement in South Asia from the late nineteenth century. Within
this framework, I have a particular interest in education, social and
political organizations, the culture of travel, missionaries and personal
narratives. My prime regional focus is the princely state of Bhopal in
central India.


"Princes, Paramountcy and the Politics of Muslim Identity: the Begam of
Bhopal on the Indian National Stage, 1901-1926," South Asia: Journal of
South Asian Studies 26:2 (August 2003), 165-191.

"Out of India: The Journeys of the Begam of Bhopal, 1901-1930," Women's
Studies International Forum 21:3 (1998), 263-276; reprinted in Tony
Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton (eds.), Bodies in Contact: Rethinking
Colonial Encounters in World History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press,

"Zahir al-Din Babur" and "Jadunath Sarkar" in D.R. Woolf (ed.). A Global
Encyclopedia of Historical Writing. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc.,

"Introduction: A Princess Revealed" in Abida Sultaan, Memoirs of a
Rebel Princess. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2003.

"South Asia" in Keith Laybourn (ed.), Annual Bulletin of History
Literature: Critical Review of New Publications of 2001. Oxford:
Blackwell, 2003.

"Fostering Sisterhood: Muslim Women and the All-India Ladies'
Association," Journal of Women's History 16:2 (summer, 2004).

"Women, Gender and Imperialism- Policies and Practices: British
Colonial Domains of South Asia and Afghanistan" in Encyclopedia of Women
in Islamic Societies. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

"Embassy of Equality? Quaker Missionaries in Bhopal State,
1890-1930" in Avril A. Powell and Siobhan Lambert-Hurley (eds.), Rhetoric
and Reality: Gender and the Colonial Experience in South Asia. Delhi:
Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Nurturing Uplift: the Begam of Bhopal and the Emergence of a
Muslim Women's Movement in India (in progress)


Muslim women ; education ; social ; political organizations ; Bhopal ; central India.