Motichur : Sultana's Dream and Other Writings of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Paperback / softback Book

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A 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 CharlottePerkins Gilman.

From 'Sultana's Dream', a canonical 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, andfantastical-utopian world, which remained largely unknown and unheard outside Bengal.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: OUP India
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9780199450374

£18.99

 
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