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Writing from the margins: multiple subalternity of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2018) Writing from the margins: multiple subalternity of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, 12 (2). pp. 174-191. ISSN 1985-3106

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Abstract

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain came from and wrote for a colonised, marginalised society. Hence, the question of the silenced subaltern voice and agency, and of subordinate experiences of non-Western writers is pertinent to the discussion of her work. She is a subaltern not only because of gender and colonial differences, but also because of her ethnic, religious and other identities. She is subordinated as a writer of a colonised society and marginalised as a Muslim feminist scholar. Various factors that contributed to her subalternity were enmeshed together and became grounds for her marginal status among regional and global feminist writers. Based on this theoretical background, this article will discuss the term ‘subaltern’ and examine factors that contributed to Rokeya’s subalternity.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/67296
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, subaltern, gendered subaltern, subaltern language, Islamic feminism, feminist particularism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: 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: 19 Nov 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 15:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67296

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