Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sylvia Plath

Volume 5 Issue 6 | June 2011   Sylvia Plath (1932-1963): Stars open among the lilies . . . RUBAIYAT HOSSAIN delves into the love, loss and life of an extraordinary poet. Sylvia Plath, who has been called the Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading

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Female Directors, Female Gaze

Volume 5 Issue 5 | July 2011   Female Directors, Female Gaze: The Search for Female Subjectivity in Film RUBAIYAT HOSSAIN takes an incisive look into women, femininity and sexuality in film. “A woman’s vocabulary exists, linked to the feminine universe. … Continue reading

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‘Women as Nation’ and ‘Nation as Women’

Volume 5 Issue 4 | April 2011   ‘Women as Nation’ and ‘Nation as Women’: Literary solutions to the Birangona problem RUBAIYAT HOSSAIN examines the representation of the Birangona in fictional literature as a larger picture of the role of women … Continue reading

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Empress Extraordinaire

Volume 5 Issue 3 | March 2011   Empress Extraordinaire RUBAIYAT HOSSAIN traces the intriguing life and persona of the empress, Nurjahan. Nurjahan has been made into an icon amongst the Mughal women and her image has been popularised in literature, … Continue reading

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Belief in Bengal

    Weekend Independent | Friday, 17 December 2010 |  Rubaiyat Hossain   Belief in Bengal The starting point and the very historical processes of mass “conversion” to “Islam,” in South Asia has long been contested and politicized. For instance, the … Continue reading

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Feminism for men

Volume 2 Issue 5 | June 2007   Feminism for men It is not just women who benefit from feminism, but men as well, argues Rubaiyat Hossain Nobody can possibly disagree that in order to make the world a better place … Continue reading

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Bad girls and middle-class morality

Volume 2 Issue 4 | May 2007   Bad girls and middle-class morality Rubaiyat Hossain shines a spot-light on the disturbing constructions of Bangladeshi womanhood to be found in the novels of Humayun Ahmed We do not grow up in a … Continue reading

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