‘Reflective Prose: Writings by Bengali Women of the 19th Century’ ,

compiled and edited by Sutapa Bhattacharjee ; translated by Sheila Sengupta,

New Delhi : Sahitya Akademi, 2011.


ISBN :9788126032655 8126032650

OCLC Number:                  767105747

Notes:                  Translated from Bengali.

Description: 453 pages . Original Title: Bāṅāli meẏera bhābanāmūlaka gadya, uniśa śataka:    


This compilation of women’s letters from 19th- and early–20th century Bengali literary journals is testimony to how women invented themselves and responded to the interaction with the West. Carefully researched, it brings out the intellectual world of authors and early activists like Krishanbhabini Das, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Manmohini Dasi, and offers insights into how feminist consciousness first started taking shape.