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