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- DescriptionA fiery proponent of the independence of women, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) was denied formal education, but emerged as a leading thinker and writer of her time and founded a school for girls. Set against the backdrop of surging nationalism and reform in the twentieth-century Bengal, this selection of writings by Rokeya captures the true spirit of a South Asian proto-feminist who is every bit as radical as her contemporaries-Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. From 'Sultana's Dream', a canical work of Rokeya, to writings on women's status in a patriarchal set-up, her comments on 'feeble' Bengali society, purdah [veil] system, religion, and the idea of a perfect housewife among others, this work will open up a factual, fictional, and fantastical-utopian world, which remained largely unkwn and unheard outside Bengal.
- Author BiographyRokeya Sakhawat Hossain (author): A fiery proponent of the independence of women, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was a leading writer of her time and founded a school for girls. Ratri Roy (translator) is former Professor and Head, Department of English, Patna University, India. Prantosh Bandyopadhyay (translator) is a peace actvisit and Rokeya scholar.
- Author(s)Prantosh Bandyopadhyay,Ratri Roy,Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
- PublisherOUP India
- Date of Publication05/02/2015
- Place of PublicationNew Delhi
- Country of PublicationIndia
- ImprintOUP India
- Weight330 g
- Width139 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine20 mm
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