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Name :Durriyah Shafiq
Period :1908 - 1976
Biographical detail : An Egyptian feminist, journalist and scholar.

Shafiq Durriyah founded the magazine Majallat bint al-Nil and Ittihad Bint al Nil in 1945 and 1948 respectively. She authored Al mar’ah al Misriya and Tatawwur al nahdah al Misriyah.

Shafiq was a follower of Huda Sha’rawi, the Egyptian feminist, with whose help Shafiq was able to go to Sorbonne, where a doctorate degree was awarded to her in 1970.

Shafiq Durriyah committed suicide when she was placed under house arrest after calling Nasser a dictator.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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