Inspired by the Bengal Renaissance: Rokeya’s Role in the Education and Emancipation of Bengali (Muslim) Women

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Abstract

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) is often considered as one of most significant figures in the education and emancipation of Bengali (Muslim) women, especially during the early decades of the twentieth century. A contemporary of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Sarat Chandra (1876-1938) and Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), she was not only a brilliant writer but also one who passionately fought for the rights and dignity of women, as well as for women's social, economic and intellectual empowerment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Feminist Foremother
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
EditorsMohammad A. Quayum , Md Mahmudul Hasan
Place of PublicationHyderabad, India
PublisherOrient BlackSwan
Chapter3
Pages45-65
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789386296009
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • India - Bengal
  • Authors - Bengali
  • Feminists
  • Feminism
  • Women social reformers
  • Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

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