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A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

By: Mohammad A. Quayum & Md Mahmudul Hasan (Eds)

Price: $42.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 111479

ISBN: 9789386296009

Condition: New


This volume looks at the life and works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880–1932), arguably Bengal’s earliest and boldest feminist, revered as a crusader for the emancipation and advancement of women, in particular Bengali Muslim women. Through her spirited writings and her activism, Rokeya challenged the two pillars of patriarchy – hierarchical family structures and religious dogma. She demanded that the ‘family’ be restructured on the basis of gender equality. A devout Muslim, she asked that women be recognised as human beings in their own right within practices of Islam.Born into an ... View more info