By Kousar Fathima
Purdah is not new to Indian Muslims, it has always been a part of Muslim society but with passage of time and access to education, many Muslim women came out of purdah. The burqa, as it is popularly known, became widely synonymous with the uneducated and poor Muslim women. Burqa-clad women were commonly seen in Muslim ghettos or in the families of clergy. Most of the educated kept a safe distance from it, especially for the convent educated, it was a big no.