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Name :Roquia Sakhawat Hussain
Period :1880 - 1932
Biographical detail : 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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