Monday, March 06, 2006

Begum Rokeya and International Women's Day

We attended a Bengali cultural festival commemorating International Women’s Day at the Brady Centre (East London) yesterday. Heard an excellent lecture of the life and times of the Bangladeshi feminist, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain given by Shahin Westcom. I’m going to try my best to get a transcript of it to post here, but in the meantime, this site has some information on her as well. The wiki entry is pretty crap – and is begging to be replaced by a proper article, hopefully by someone like Ms Westcom.



At March 22, 2006 12:28 am, Anonymous nasser said...

The nice thing about wikipedia is that you can change it yourself.

At May 22, 2006 2:46 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i went to this at the brady, extremely educational and i dont know about the other listeners, but it has definately reminded me of teh bounty of talent in both the arts and the sciences that women demonstrated in bangladesh, some ignored, and as in husseins case, some celebrated. A definate source of inspiration for any budding writers out there.


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