Reconsidering the Utopian Discourse in Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Sultana’s Dream: A Study in Feminist Perspective

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Md Sahinur Rahaman


The present paper seeks to unearth the thematic underpinnings of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Sultana’s Dream through the lens of feminism, utopian literature, and discourse analysis. The narrative presents a speculative vision of a gender-inverted society where women hold dominion over public and domestic spheres. Through a close examination of Hossain’s text, this study explores the implications of such a societal structure on gender dynamics and power relations. It scrutinizes how the author employs literary elements to envision a utopian world where traditional gender roles are inverted, offering a critique of patriarchal norms. By analyzing the discourse within the narrative, this research aims to uncover the socio-political commentary embedded in Sultana’s Dream and its relevance to contemporary feminist discourse.


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Md Sahinur Rahaman. “Reconsidering the Utopian Discourse in Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Sultana’s Dream: A Study in Feminist Perspective”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 601-8,
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