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Arts: Women as Writers: Bengal: 19th century to early 20th century
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Introduction

It was a challenge for the Muslim woman in colonial Bengal to take up the act of writing, whether as a passion or as a mode of resistance. Her segregated living conditions and religious restrictions made it impossible for h…

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Fayeza Hasanat, “Arts: Women as Writers: Bengal: 19th century to early 20th century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002111>
First published online: 2017



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