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Commemorating Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain and contextualising her work in South Asian Muslim feminism

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2013) Commemorating Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain and contextualising her work in South Asian Muslim feminism. Asiatic, 7 (2). pp. 39-59. ISSN 1985-3106

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Abstract

Colonial Muslim South Asia had two leading cultural centres: Bengal and North India. As part of the far-reaching reformist movement during the colonial period and beyond, intellectual work from these two places included a powerful segment of feminist writing which has remained the harbinger of the women’s rights movement among Muslims of this region. It is important to give research attention to South Asian Muslim writers, many of whom have been marginalised mainly because of the dominance of, and sometimes overriding and disproportionate focus on, their Hindu counterparts. Against this background, this article discusses the life, incredible commitment, sacrifice and feminist accomplishments of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932). It will also contextualise her ideas in the broader South Asian Muslim feminist tradition.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/34801
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, South Asian literature, patriarchy, South Asian Muslim feminism, Islamic feminism, Muslim women writers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP87 Islamic Literature. Islamic authors > BP88 Individual authors, A-Z
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP87 Islamic Literature. Islamic authors > BP89 History and criticism
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PK Indo-Iranian
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 14:47
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 13:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34801

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