A Comparative Study of English and Urdu Single National Curriculum Textbooks of Primary Level: A Feminist Perspective


  • Hadiqa Malik University of Education, Lahore (Attock Campus)
  • Tasmia Khanum Department of English, University of Education, Lahore (Attock Campus)
  • Fizza Malik Air University (Islamabad)


Curriculum , Oxford University Press , Single National Curriculum , Feminist Theory , English , Urdu , Textbook


The paper aims to explore the depiction of gender and their roles in textbooks of Oxford University Press in Pakistan. The objectives are to explore the gender roles and representation of male and female characters within the English and Urdu textbooks of the Single National Curriculum in Pakistan. A descriptive-qualitative approach is used and data collected is analyzed thematically. Beauvoir's feminist theory is employed for the analysis of the textbooks. The research reveals that the feminist agenda of equity has been fulfilled in that women should be given an equal place in society, where women are portrayed as strong, engaged individuals who wish to play a part in changing society. Besides, this study supports the notion that children ought to be allowed to follow their passions and abilities without hindrance from gender-based societal norms. Since children of both sexes should be treated equally, the feminist perspective's comparative analysis of the two textbooks will help the authors carefully design the course curriculum.


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Hadiqa Malik, Khanum, T. ., & Malik, F. . (2024). A Comparative Study of English and Urdu Single National Curriculum Textbooks of Primary Level: A Feminist Perspective. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 24(1), 53–72. Retrieved from https://socialsciencejournals.pjgs-ws.com/index.php/PJGS/article/view/735