'One of the best, most original and liveliest books on the subject I have ever read ... The author does what few writers on the subject are able to do. She goes beyond the classical text-books of fiqh, and asks how law is actually interpreted, administered and used in Muslim societies.' - Albert Hourani
About the Author
Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a distinguished anthropologist who carried out her work at Girton College, Cambridge. She was the co-producer of the classic documentary Divorce Iranian Style.