Motichur: Sultanas Dream and Other Writings of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain by Rokeya Sakhawat HossainMotichur: Sultanas Dream and Other Writings of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Motichur: Sultanas Dream and Other Writings of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

byRokeya Sakhawat Hossain

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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 Charlotte Perkins Gilman. From "Sultana's Dream", a canonical work of Rokeya, to writings on women's status in a patriarchal set-up, hercomments 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 unknown and unheard outside Bengal.

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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 at Patna University, India. Prantosh Bandyopadhyay (translator) is a peace actvisit and Rokeya scholar.
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Title:Motichur: Sultanas Dream and Other Writings of Rokeya Sakhawat HossainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Dedication Page of Motichur, Vol. I (1st edn.)Dedication Page (2nd edn.)An ExplanationAdvertisementMushirul Hasan: IntroductionThirstThe Degradation of WomenThe Inoffensive BengaliThe Better HalfThe Good HousewifeThe BurkhaHome, Sweet HomeDedicationForewordAdvertisementNur IslamThe Solar SystemSultana's DreamThe Murder of DeliciaThe Fruit of KnowledgeThe Creation of WomanNurse NellieChildcareThe Fruit of FreedomCreationAbout Translators