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Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Bharati Ray


This book is a story of two outstanding Bengali women fighting for a cause, so similar and yet so strikingly different at multiple levels. It presents a historical evaluation of Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. It specifically determines the similarities and differences in the ideas and activities of these women from two different communities in colonial Bengal, Hindu-Brahmo and Muslim, and thus also sheds some light on contemporary Hindu and Muslim societies, their patterns of change during the colonial encounter, and the emergence among both the communities of a new ... More

Keywords: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, colonial Bengal, Hindu-Brahmo, Muslim, women’s issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198083818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bharati Ray, author