Begum Rokeya and Begum Sufia: An Enduring "Mother-Daughter" Bond

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Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) and Begum Sufia Kamal (1911-1999), two icons in Bangla literature and culture, were not kins but kindred spirits. Their relationship grew from strength to strength through their interactions and shared commitments to humanitarian principles and practices, especially the emancipation of women, which can best be imagined and encapsulated in a mother-daughter trope.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Daily Star Bangladesh
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2023


  • Begum Rokeya
  • Begum Sufia amal
  • Bengali literature
  • Bangladeshi literature
  • South Asian feminist movement
  • South Asian studies


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