Varda is an
accountancy student who dreams of working abroad. Dainty and
soft-spoken, the 22-year-old aspires to broaden her horizons, but when
it comes to Islam, she refuses to question the fundamentalist
interpretations offered by clerics and lecturers nationwide.
Varda is among more than a quarter of a million Pakistani
students attending an all-female madrassa, or Islamic seminary, where
legions of well-to-do women are experiencing an awakening of faith, at
the cost of rising intolerance.
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