IIUM Repository

Looking at present-day Bangladesh through Rokeya’s mirror

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2022) Looking at present-day Bangladesh through Rokeya’s mirror. The Daily Star, 9 December 2022.

[img] PDF (Electronic Media) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (710kB) | Request a copy


The key message in Rokeya's writing is the need to ensure justice for all and in all aspects of life that include gender egalitarianism. In a society where justice as a basic principle of the rule of law disappears, all of its disadvantaged sections including women suffer. In present-day Bangladesh, the political underdogs continue to bear the brunt of the use of force by those in power. Under such circumstances, a ceremonial, ritualistic commemoration of Rokeya Day may not do justice to the deep respect we have for this towering writer of the early twentieth century. Rokeya is holding up the mirror to us. Do we – especially those in power – dare to stand in front of the mirror and see what we have done to ourselves as a nation?

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF799 Political rights. Political participation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2022 12:11
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 12:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101852

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year