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The Limits and Ambitions of Rokeya’s Dream

Feminism's Futures

What do feminists want? What visions of an ideal society have we conceptualised or dreamt of? What are the possibilities and limits of iterations of a feminist futurity? Even as we ask, however, we are brought up short by a more fundamental question: is such a teleological conception of any theory or social movement --however we define feminism--valid? Can we expect feminism to function with a single blueprint of an ideal political order or society "to come"?

1 Begum Rokeya

Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, the author of “Sultana’s Dream,” is one of our feminist mothers, and a writer for our times as much as she was for her own. Her short life was filled with remarkable achievements as writer, journalist, educationist and pioneering reformer of Bengali Muslim society in the early 20th century.

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