Sultana’s Dream

Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain, Durga Bai

Sultana’s Dream first appeared in 1905, ten years before the American feminist and novelist Charlotte P. Gilman published her feminist utopia Herland. An appealing story of how peace-loving women overpowered aggressive men through the power of their brains, this slim book anticipates radical ecological and feminist themes that continue to engage our attention to this day. This edition is also a fascinating dialogue across time and cultures: Durga Bai, a brilliant woman artist from the Gond tribe of central India, has drawn her response to Rokheya Hossain’s startling feminist fable from the early twentieth century, adding a new layer of meaning to a classic text.

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Weight 210.0 g
Dimensions 240 × 180 mm








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Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain

A quiet and determined pioneer of Muslim feminist thought and writing, author Rokheya Hossain lived during the last years of colonial rule in East Bengal. She championed women’s rights to education and freedom, and Sultana’s Dream was her first full-length work in English.

Durga Bai

Durga Bai

Durga Bai is a female artist working within the Gond tradition of tribal art from Madhya Pradesh, central India. Her work constantly re-works and pushes the boundaries of the Gond art form to create a style that sparkles with a distinctive energy. Her work has been exhibited both within India and abroad, and she’s worked on several of Tara’s seminal projects. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.