Roquia Sakhawat Hussain


Bengali writer and activist A prolific writer and a social worker in Bengal in the early 20th century, Roquia Sakhawat Hussain is famous for her efforts on behalf of gender equality and other social issues. A notable feminist Roquia established the first school aimed at Muslim girls, which still exists today. She wrote short stories and novel of which Sultana's Dream (1905), an early depiction of a feminist utopia, is widely known. In it, women are free and men wear veils. Born in a village, in Rangpur, now Bangladesh Roquia Sakhawat Hussain passed away in Kolkata.

Compiler: M. Nauman Khan

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