Sultana's Dream
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  • Paperback Edition
  • ISBN: 978-0-935312-83-6
  • Publication Date: 08-01-1988
  • Page Count: 90

ROKEYA SAKHAWAT HOSSAIN (1880-1932) was a Bengali Muslim writer and feminist activist who founded the first Muslim girls' school in Calcutta in 1911.

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Sultana's Dream

A Feminist Utopia and Selections from The Secluded One's
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Translated by Roushan Jahan. Afterword by Hanna Papanek.

Sultana’s Dream, first published in 1905 in a Madras English newspaper, is a witty feminist utopia—a tale of reverse purdah that posits a world in which men are confined indoors and women have taken over the public sphere, ending a war nonviolently and restoring health and beauty to the world. "The Secluded Ones" is a selection of short sketches, first published in Bengali newspapers, illuminating the cruel and comic realities of life in purdah.