The book behind the veil in arabia women in oman unni wikan is published by university of chicago press 9780226896830 published may 1991 instructors get exam copy or adopt this text librarians behind the veil in arabia women in oman unni wikan unni wikan. Through photographs and detailed case histories unni wikan explores the strict segregation of women the wearing of the burqa mask the elaborate nuptial rituals and the graceful quality of omans social relations wikan does provide insights into the real position of these secluded and segregated women . The reader of this book and the reader of women and community in oman christine eickelman will find that behind the veil in arabia is moslty focused on the negative aspects of the local community in away that gives the reader a negative impression of the simple life of the villagers. Behind the veil in arabia women in oman di unni wikan su abebooksit isbn 10 0226896838 isbn 13 anyone interested in the day to day triumphs and sorrows of women who live behind the veil will want to read this account arab book world wikan a fine ethnographer has an eye for everything that is distinctive about the culture and
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