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August 30, 2020

Sports Begum Rokeya: The forgotten 19th Century feminist

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Rokeya Sakhwat Hossain or Begum Rokeya became once a 19th Century feminist writer, educationalist and social reformer.

Born to a successfully off Muslim family in what’s as we negate time Bangladesh, Begum Rokeya defied her archaic upbringing to fight for girls folks’s rights.

Her writings – which spanned poetry, fiction and essays – espoused radical solutions for gender equality and envisioned the next and fairer world for girls folks. Her story is fragment of a BBC sequence.

Video by Nasiruddin, Gopal Shoonya and Nikita Deshpande

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