Muslim women and the Revolution

Description

A Muslim woman turns her back on the mosque, while two men invite her to a Youth Organisation. In the absence of a sizable proletariat in Central Asia, the Soviets hoped that Muslim women, as the most oppressed group in the region’s patriarchal structure, could become agents of social change. Muslim women as agents of revolution were tasked to bring Enlightenment and socialist values to traditional pre-capitalist society.

Full title:
Khăzir mīndă ăzad! (Now I too am Free)
Published:
1918–1921, Moscow, Russia
Created:
1918–1921
Format:
Poster
Language:
Tatar
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Cup.645.a.6.

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