Women in Concert: An Anthology of Bengali Muslim Women's Writings, 1904-1938

by Ed. Shaheen Akhtar, Ed. Moushumi Bhowmik

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Translated into English from the original Bengali anthology, Zenana Mehfil (Stree 1998), this collection of the early writings of Bengali Muslim women helps to make visible women writers of undivided Bengal, between East Pakistan (Bangladesh) and West Bengal in 1947. Why was so little known about th.....more


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Translated into English from the original Bengali anthology, Zenana Mehfil (Stree 1998), this collection of the early writings of Bengali Muslim women helps to make visible women writers of undivided Bengal, between East Pakistan (Bangladesh) and West Bengal in 1947. Why was so little known about these writers? Do dominating interests marginalize, sometimes even obliterate other histories? Or, equally intriguing, is it the case that who was more silent and invisible where and who was less so, depended on the location and orientation of the listener/viewer? These are some of the questions that propelled the editors, Shaheen Akhtar and Moushumi Bhowmik, to undertake this task. This edition has assumed greater significance, in a post 9/11 world. While reflecting on the complexity and diversity of Muslim women's lives prior to the Partition of Bengal in 1947, Women in Concert may now be read in a new light altogether, reflecting personal struggles and crises faced by Muslim women today.

About the author:

Shaheen Akhtar is a well-known Bangladeshi writer whose novel Talaash won the Prothom Alo award for the best book in 2004.

Moushumi Bhowmik is a writer and singer based in Kolkata who researches on folk music. She also writes and translates books for children.

Other details:

ISBN 8185604576
Category History
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2008
Publisher stree
Condition Brand New
Pages 440
Width 5.5 inches
Height 8.5 inches
Tags Bengal , Muslim Women

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