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Richness of Bengali Muslim Women Writing

Women in Concert: An Anthology of Bengali Muslim Women's Writings, 1904-1938 edited by Shaheen Akhtar & Moushumi Bhowmik (Kolkata: "Stree" Publication), October 2008 and English translation of the original Bangla edition of 1998; pp 443, Rs 600.


Richness of Bengali Muslim Women Writing sleeveless blouses and smoked and drank in public and, to cap it all, she married the man she loved. Have we heard or read about any Hindu “progressive” woman daring to challenge society so boldly? No,
  not even from the symbol of modernity –
Jayanti Alam the illustrious “Thakurbari” (Tagore’s ex

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