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Inspired by the Bengal Renaissance: Rokeya's role in the education and emancipation of Bengali (Muslim) women

Quayum, Mohammad Abdul (2016) Inspired by the Bengal Renaissance: Rokeya's role in the education and emancipation of Bengali (Muslim) women. In: A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Orient Blackswan, India, pp. 45-65. ISBN 978-93-86296-00-9

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Abstract

The article examines the influences of the Bengal Renaissance on the mind and sensibility of Rokeya Sakhwat Hossain and investigates how she systematically worked for the education of Bengali Muslim women in India to empower them and eventually pave the way for their social and cultural emancipation. The article seeks to locate Rokeya as a pioneering and heroic "feminist" writer before the emergence of feminism as a movement in British South Asia.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4725/54423
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rokeya, gender, women, feminism, British India, Muslims, education, empowerment
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PK Indo-Iranian
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Professor Mohammad A. Quayum
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 17:21
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 15:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54423

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