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Rokeya’s relevance to Palestinian feminism

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2023) Rokeya’s relevance to Palestinian feminism. The Daily Star, 23rd Dec 2023. p. 14.

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Rokeya's land was under British colonialism and Palestinian women's is under Israeli occupation. During Rokeya's time the anticolonial struggle in Bengal was gaining strength; and for many decades Palestinian women have rejected Israeli land confiscation policies through mass resistance and struggle. Therefore, Rokeya's and Palestinian feminisms have resonances and cannot be compared to conventional, Western feminist discourses. In In Search of Islamic Feminism (1998), Elizabeth Warnock Fernea quotes a Palestinian woman who said that Palestinian women remain busy with things like "getting their teenage children out of jail" which most of their American counterparts do not have to face or even imagine. Similarly, Rokeya's contemporary Western women didn't have to face the socio political challenges from which Rokeya and other women in British India were suffering. This brings Rokeya's feminist ideas much closer to the experiences of Palestinian women and their feminist thinking.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rokeya's relevance, Palestenian feminism, Feminist
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ 1075 Sex role
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1088 Men
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2023 11:34
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2023 18:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/109377

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