Identity Card

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.

Date/Period
Late 20th century
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 5.4 x 8.5 cm
Accession No.
2014-00555
Material
Laminated Paper
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Credit Line
Gift of Mr.Hatim Nakhoda
Category
Documents and Paper