Motichur

Sultana’S Dream and Other Writings

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ISBN:

9780199450374

Publication date:

27/01/2015

Paperback

296 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 595.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199450374

Publication date:

27/01/2015

Paperback

296 pages

216.0x140.0mm

First Edition

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Ratri Ray & Prantosh Bandyopadhyay

This selection of writings by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Bengal's earliest feminist writer, includes her canonical work 'Sultana's Dream' along with some equally important but lesser-known works. Set against the backof surging nationalism and reform in twentieth-century Bengal, these writings revolve around the theme of women's status in a patriarchal set-up, and Rokeya's comments on the 'feeble' Bengali society, purdah system, religion, and the idea of a perfect housewife. 

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Ratri Ray & Prantosh Bandyopadhyay

Description

There’s no country for a woman. Time and again, patriarchy has held her back. And yet, as history reveals, there have been women who broke all shackles and soared like they had wings.   This selection of writings by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Bengal’s earliest feminist writer, includes her canonical work ‘Sultana’s Dream’ along with some equally important but lesser-known works. Set against the backof surging nationalism and reform in twentieth-century Bengal, these writings revolve around the theme of women’s status in a patriarchal set-up, and Rokeya’s comments on the ‘feeble’ Bengali society, purdah system, religion, and the idea of a perfect housewife. This collection captures the true spirit of a South Asian proto-feminist and opens up a factual, fictional, and fantastical-utopian world that has remained largely unknown and unheard of outside Bengal. 

First Edition

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Ratri Ray & Prantosh Bandyopadhyay

Table of contents

Translators' Note 
Dedication Page of Motichur, Vol. I (1st Edition) 
Dedication Page of the 2nd Edition 
An Explanation 
Advertisement 
Foreword by Farah Ghuznavi 
 
Part I
Thirst 
The Degradation of Women 
The Inoffensive Bengali 
The Better Half 
The Good Housewife 
The Burkha 
Home, Sweet Home 
 
PART II
Dedication 
Foreword 
Advertisement 
The Light of Islam 
The Solar System 
Sultana's Dream 
The Murder of Delicia 
The Fruit of Knowledge 
The Creation of Woman 
Nurse Nellie 
Childcare 
The Fruit of Freedom 
Creation 
 
About the Author and the Translators 
 

 

First Edition

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Ratri Ray & Prantosh Bandyopadhyay

Features

  • Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, a fiery proponent of women's education in nineteenth-century India
  • Includes 'Sultana's Dream', a canonical work of Rokeya
  • Writings on women's status in a patriarchal set-up, female education, purdah (veil) system, religion, and the idea of a perfect housewife
  • Introduction by Mushirul Hasan

First Edition

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Ratri Ray & Prantosh Bandyopadhyay

First Edition

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Ratri Ray & Prantosh Bandyopadhyay

Description

There’s no country for a woman. Time and again, patriarchy has held her back. And yet, as history reveals, there have been women who broke all shackles and soared like they had wings.   This selection of writings by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Bengal’s earliest feminist writer, includes her canonical work ‘Sultana’s Dream’ along with some equally important but lesser-known works. Set against the backof surging nationalism and reform in twentieth-century Bengal, these writings revolve around the theme of women’s status in a patriarchal set-up, and Rokeya’s comments on the ‘feeble’ Bengali society, purdah system, religion, and the idea of a perfect housewife. This collection captures the true spirit of a South Asian proto-feminist and opens up a factual, fictional, and fantastical-utopian world that has remained largely unknown and unheard of outside Bengal. 

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Table of contents

Translators' Note 
Dedication Page of Motichur, Vol. I (1st Edition) 
Dedication Page of the 2nd Edition 
An Explanation 
Advertisement 
Foreword by Farah Ghuznavi 
 
Part I
Thirst 
The Degradation of Women 
The Inoffensive Bengali 
The Better Half 
The Good Housewife 
The Burkha 
Home, Sweet Home 
 
PART II
Dedication 
Foreword 
Advertisement 
The Light of Islam 
The Solar System 
Sultana's Dream 
The Murder of Delicia 
The Fruit of Knowledge 
The Creation of Woman 
Nurse Nellie 
Childcare 
The Fruit of Freedom 
Creation 
 
About the Author and the Translators 
 

 

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