From the late 19th century onwards, Indian women settled in Singapore and Malaya, primarily as house wives. However, their role in society was covert yet significant at the same time. Indian women were empowered and strong personalities who even emerged as artists, entrepreneurs and social workers. Women formed associations and clubs to collectively represent the interests of women. This is an id card issued to Mrs.Amena bai Sk Hatim bhai Nakhoda by the Burhani Women’s Association, a collective for the women of Singapore’s Dawoodi Bohra community.