Motichur

Author: Rokeẏā (Begama)
Publisher:
ISBN: 0199450374
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Purdah

A fiery proponent of the independence of women, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) was denied formal education, but emerged as a leading thinker and writer of her time and founded a school for girls. Set against the backdrop of surging nationalism and reform in the twentieth-century Bengal, this selection of writings by Rokeya captures the true spirit of a South Asian proto-feminist who is every bit as radical as her contemporaries-Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. From "Sultana's Dream", a canonical work of Rokeya, to writings on women's status in a patriarchal set-up, her comments on "feeble" Bengali society, purdah [veil] system, religion, and the idea of a perfect housewife among others, this work will open up a factual, fictional, and fantastical-utopian world, which remained largely unknown and unheard outside Bengal.

Sultana s Dream

Author: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558617353
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: Fiction

Sultana’s Dream, first published in 1905 in a Madras English newspaper, is a witty feminist utopia—a tale of reverse purdah that posits a world in which men are confined indoors and women have taken over the public sphere, ending a war nonviolently and restoring health and beauty to the world. "The Secluded Ones" is a selection of short sketches, first published in Bengali newspapers, illuminating the cruel and comic realities of life in purdah.

Sultana s Dream

Author: Rokeẏā (Begama)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0144000032
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

Widely regarded as Bengal's earliest and boldest feminist writer, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) was a pioneering and creative educationist and social activist, and the school she founded in Kolkata, the Sakhawat Memorial School for Girls, still thrives. Sultana's Dream, written in English (1905), is a delightful satirical work set in Ladyland, where the men are in purdah and the women go out and work. An extraordinary novella with generous dashes of melodrama and romance, disasters and coincidences, Padmarag, written in Bengali (1924) and translated here for the first time, describes a female-founded and female-administered community set in contemporary Bengal, where women from diverse regions and ethnicities, with unhappy histories of patriarchal oppression, better their lot by concrete social action. Both Sultana's Dream and Padmarag discuss in playful, fascinating, and intelligent ways the question of women's education.

The Essential Rokeya

Author: Mohammad Quayum
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004255876
Release Date: 2013-08-22
Genre: Social Science

In The Essential Rokeya, Mohammad A. Quayum collates Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s best work in English, as well as Quayum’s own translation of her works from Bengali into English, which encapsulate the author’s imagination as a foremother of South Asian feminism.

Sultana s Dream

Author: Rokeẏā (Begama)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0144000032
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

Widely regarded as Bengal's earliest and boldest feminist writer, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) was a pioneering and creative educationist and social activist, and the school she founded in Kolkata, the Sakhawat Memorial School for Girls, still thrives. Sultana's Dream, written in English (1905), is a delightful satirical work set in Ladyland, where the men are in purdah and the women go out and work. An extraordinary novella with generous dashes of melodrama and romance, disasters and coincidences, Padmarag, written in Bengali (1924) and translated here for the first time, describes a female-founded and female-administered community set in contemporary Bengal, where women from diverse regions and ethnicities, with unhappy histories of patriarchal oppression, better their lot by concrete social action. Both Sultana's Dream and Padmarag discuss in playful, fascinating, and intelligent ways the question of women's education.

Nawab Faizunnesa s Rupjalal

Author: Phaẏajunnesā Caudhurāṇī
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004167803
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

In the framework of a romantic tale, Faizunnesa recorded how women were always treated as agents of chaos and desire, and how their resisting voices were always silenced in a religiously motivated society. This book examines her text as a critique of male dominance in the Muslim society of colonial Bengal.

Death Before Dying

Author: Sultan Bahu
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520212428
Release Date: 1998-04
Genre: Poetry

These 115 poems introduce readers in English to Sultan Bahu (d. 1691), a Sufi mystical poet who continues to be one of the most beloved writers in Punjabi. Bahu, whose name translates as "With God," remains highly popular in Pakistan and India today—even illiterate Punjabis can recite his poetry by heart.

The Many Worlds of Sarala Devi A Diary The Tagores and Sartorial Style A Photo Essay

Author: Sukhendu Ray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351586474
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This charming book The Many Worlds of Sarala Devi and The Tagores and Sartorial Styles, as the titles suggest, contain two separate but related writings on the Tagores. The Tagores were a pre-eminent family which became synonymous with the cultural regeneration of India, specifically of Bengal, in the nineteenth century. The first writing is a sensitive translation of Sarala Devis memoirs from the Bengali, Jeevaner Jharapata, by Sukhendu Ray. It is the first autobiography written by a nationalist woman leader of India. Sarala Devi was Rabindranath Tagores niece and had an unusual life. The translation unfolds, among other things, what it was like to grow up in a big affluent house Jorasanko, that had more than 116 inmates and a dozen cooks! The second writing by Malavika Karlekar is a photo essay, creatively conceived, visually reflecting the social and cultural trends of the times, through styles of dress, jewellery and accoutrements. The modern style of wearing a sari was introduced by Jnanadanandini Devi, a member of the Tagore family. The introduction by the well-known historian, Bharati Ray, very perceptively captures the larger context of family, marriage, womens education and politics of the time which touched Sarala Devis life. She points out that if memoirs are a kind of social history then womens diaries record social influences not found in official accounts and are therefore, a rich source of documentation.

The Politics of the Im Possible

Author: Barnita Bagchi
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9788132109945
Release Date: 2012-05-30
Genre: Social Science

This volume brings together articles on utopia and dystopia in a breadth of disciplines-history, literature, gender studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, and Native American Studies. Utopia and dystopia are modes and resonances present in all parts of the world, not just Europe and white North America. Equally, utopian and dystopian thought and practice are and have always been gendered. Utopia, memory and temporality often intersect in strange and surprising ways. Three dimensions are thus central to the enterprise undertaken in this volume: 1 The relationship between utopia/dystopia and time/memory 2 The focus on Europe and areas outside Europe at the same time 3 The gendered analysis of utopia/dystopia Contributors to this volume include prominent experts in fields as varied as Development Studies, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies and Literature.

Women in India

Author: Sita Anantha Raman
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015080892519
Release Date: 2009-04
Genre: Reference

Raman reflects on the various ways in which Indian women have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda.

The Heart Healthy Cookbook for Two

Author: Jennifer Koslo
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN: 1939754119
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre:

Your lifestyle is your best defense against heart disease. With The Heart Healthy Cookbook for Two you'll both enjoy wholesome, nourishing meals specifically designed for optimal heart health. Following a heart healthy diet is just one of the aspects involved in caring for your heart. Yet, for many, it is the most stressful. But sticking to a healthy eating plan shouldn't mean agonizing over complicated recipes, enduring never-ending leftovers, or wasting ingredients and time. When cooking with heart health in mind, portion sizes are just as important as ingredients. Cardiac dietician and renowned nutrition expert Jennifer Koslo has mastered this dilemma to offer a comprehensive yet easy-to-follow heart healthy cookbook. Recipes intended for four to six can have unwanted consequences for both your wallet and your waistline, but The Heart Healthy Cookbook for Two leaves all of that behind and delivers perfectly portioned meals every single time. Whether you have a current heart condition or are working towards prevention, The Heart Healthy Cookbook for Two provides the help you need to get the results you want by offering: Perfect-for-two portions that help you say "goodbye" to the guesswork of halving recipes and confidently prepare quick, appropriately-portioned meals Clear explanations of what "heart healthy" really means so you learn what to eat and what to avoid 125 delicious, nutrient-rich recipes plus smart tips to make the best use of fresh ingredients A suggested four-week meal plan to get started right away Recipes designed for four to six can have unwanted consequences for both your wallet and your waistline. The Heart Healthy Cookbook for Two leaves all of that behind and delivers perfect portions every single time.

Women s Political Social Thought

Author: Hilda L. Smith
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253337585
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

Women's Political and Social Thought: An Anthology is the first collection of source readings of women's important writings in political and social theory from ancient times to the twentieth century. It fills a major gap in materials available for teaching the history of political thought and opens paths for exploring the rich and diverse contributions of women as creators of theory. Not confined to works of feminist theory, this anthology makes available substantial selections from women's writings across the political spectrum and in varied forms, from epic poetry, fiction, drama, and autobiography to prose works on history, politics, religion, and philosophy. The twenty-five authors represented in the anthology include: the ancient Sumerian high priestess Enheduanna, Sappho of Lesbos, Diotima of Mantinea, Sei Shonagon, Catherine of Siena, Christine de Pizan, Margaret Cavendish, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Mary Astell, Phillis Wheatley, Olympe de Gouges, Mary Wollstonecraft, Angelina and Sarah Grimka, Flora Tristan, Josephine Butler, Vera Figner, E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake), Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Jane Addams, Rokeya Hossain, Rosa Luxemburg, Virginia Woolf, Ding Ling, Simone Weil, and Emma Mashinini. To illustrate the breadth of interests of women political theorists, the selections highlight works ranging from the political poetry and fiction of Enheduanna, Sappho, Sor Juana, Phillis Wheatley, Tekahionwake, and Ding Ling, to the Dialogue of St. Catherine, Christine de Pizan's Book of the Body Politic, Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Men, Tristan's The Workers' Union, Butler's Government by Police, Wells-Barnett's Southern Horrors, Hossain's Sultana's Dream, Weil's Reflections Concerning the Causes of Liberty and Social Oppression, and Mashinini's Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life. The broad-ranging texts included in the volume cross many boundaries of time, space, class, race, sex, culture, genre, and ideology. The book includes a general introduction by Berenice Carroll, biographical introductions by Carroll or Smith for each of the authors, suggested readings for individual authors, and a selected bibliography.

Women in India A Social and Cultural History 2 volumes

Author: Sita Anantha Raman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313014406
Release Date: 2009-06-08
Genre: Social Science

Are Indian women powerful mother goddesses, or domestic handmaidens trailing behind men in literacy, wages, opportunities, and rights? Have they been agents of their own destinies, or voiceless victims of patriarchy? Behind these colorful over-simplifications lies the reality of many feminine personas belonging to various classes, ethnicities, religions, and castes. This two-volume set looks at Indian history from ancient to modern times, revealing precisely why ideas of gender rights were not static across eras or regions. Raman's work is a reflection on the various ways in which women in a non-Western culture have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda. Are Indian women powerful mother goddesses, or domestic handmaidens trailing behind men in literacy, wages, opportunities, and rights? Have they been agents of their own destinies, or voiceless victims of patriarchy? Behind these coloful over-simplifications lies the reality of many feminine personas belonging to various classes, ethnicities, religions, and castes. This two-volume set looks at Indian history from ancient to modern times, revealing precisely why ideas of gender rights were not static across eras or regions. Raman's work is a reflection on the various ways in which women in a non-western culture have developed and expressed their own feminist agenda. Individual chapters highlight the enduring legacies of many important male and female figures, illustrating how each played a key role in modifying the substance of women's lives. Political movements are examined as well, such as the nationalist reform movement of 1947 in which the ideal of Indian womanhood became central to the nation and the push for independence. Also included is a survey of women in contemporary India and the role they played in the resurgence of militant Hindu nationalism. Aside from being an engaging and readable narrative of Indian history, this set integrates women's issues, roles, and achievements into the general study of the times, providing a clear presentation of the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic realities that have helped shape the identity of Indian women.