Sultana's Dream: And Padmarag : Two Feminist Utopias
Playful, fascinating and intelligent, these novellas offer a keen insight into the psyche of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, a largely self-taught social activist who has, more than 70 years after her death, come to acquire near-iconic status in South Asia.
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