Sultana s Sisters

Sultana   s Sisters

We are honoured to present Sultana's Sisters in our Studies in Global Genre Fiction series. We are particularly delighted that this book connects so well to the first volume in our series, Indian Genre Fiction. Sultana's Sisters makes ...

Author: Haris Qadeer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000458015

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 274

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This book traces the genealogy of ‘women’s fiction’ in South Asia and looks at the interesting and fascinating world of fiction by Muslim women. It explores how Muslim women have contributed to the growth and development of genre fiction in South Asia and brings into focus diverse genres, including speculative, horror, campus fiction, romance, graphic, dystopian amongst others, from the early 20th century to the present. The book debunks myths about stereotypical representations of South Asian Muslim women and critically explores how they have located their sensibilities, body, religious/secular identities, emotions, and history, and have created a space of their own. It discusses works by authors such as Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Hijab Imtiaz Ali, Mrs. Abdul Qadir, Muhammadi Begum, Abbasi Begum, Khadija Mastur, Qurratulain Hyder, Wajida Tabbasum, Attia Hosain, Mumtaz Shah Nawaz, Selina Hossain, Shaheen Akhtar, Bilquis Sheikh, Gulshan Esther, Maha Khan Phillips, Zahida Zaidi, Bina Shah, Andaleeb Wajid, and Ayesha Tariq. A volume full of remarkable discoveries for the field of genre fiction, both in South Asia and for the wider world, this book, in the Studies in Global Genre Fiction series, will be useful for scholars and researchers of English literary studies, South Asian literature, cultural studies, history, Islamic feminism, religious studies, gender and sexuality, sociology, translation studies, and comparative literatures.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Story of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous of Their Younger Sister

The Story of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous of Their Younger Sister

"The women, sire," said the bird, "were the sisters of the Sultana, who were devoured with jealousy at the honour you had done her, and in order to revenge themselves invented this story. Have them examined, and they will confess their ...

Author: One Thousand and One Nights

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9788726593211

Category: Fiction

Page: 15

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Kosrouschah the Sultan overhears three sisters daydreaming about their future husbands: the eldest wishes to marry the Sultan’s baker so she would never go hungry; the second wishes to marry the Sultan’s carpenter so she would never be homeless; the youngest wishes to marry the Sultan – who instantly falls in love with her. As time passes, however, the older sisters grow jealous of the Sultana, so they decide to take their revenge, kidnapping and abandoning her three children. Rescued and brought up by a humble gardener, the children must complete a magical quest to reunite their family. Discover the enchantment of this Cinderella-like fairy tale, the last of the 34 tales in the classic Arabian Nights collection, translated into English by Andrew Lang. A treasure-trove of timeless stories, the One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights have been loved, imitated, and added to over many centuries. Similar to the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, the Arabian Nights are drawn from the folklore of India, Iran and the Middle East, and were collected in Arabic versions throughout the medieval period; others were added as recently as the eighteenth century. These stories of the exotic East have been popularised for new generations by film adaptations such as Disney’s Aladdin, starring Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried in 1992, and Will Smith in 2019, and Dreamworks’ Sinbad, starring Brad Pitt and Michelle Pfeiffer. They continue to inspire writers as varied as Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman, while numerous Bollywood and manga versions attest to their popularity around the world. These stories of magic, adventure and romance have shaped readers’ imaginations for generations, and are sure to be retold for years to come. This selection was translated by Andrew Lang from the French versions by Antoine Galland, who was the first to include the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba. Born in Scotland in 1844, Lang was a scholar of ancient Greek, a journalist, historian, novelist and poet, and the author of 25 popular collections of fairy tales; his edition of the Arabian Nights’ Entertainment was published in 1898. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1906, and died in 1912.
Categories: Fiction

Dalziel s Illustrated Arabian Nights Entertainments

Dalziel s Illustrated Arabian Nights  Entertainments

The Story of the two Sisters who were jealous of their Younger Sister . 791 6 TI a sultana ? ' ' I confess , ' replied the other , that I do not understand the matter . I I cannot conceive what charms the sultan could see in her to ...



ISBN: OXFORD:503317281

Category: Folklore

Page: 448

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Categories: Folklore

Daughters Of Arabia

Daughters Of Arabia

Sultana's brother Ali has not changed for the better. If anything, Ali has become even more cruel. Unfortunately, his streaks of cruelty are reserved for his female children, whom he treats as he saw his own father treat his sisters.

Author: Jean Sasson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446412442

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 898

Readers of Princess Sultana's extraordinary biography Princess were gripped by her powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil within the royal family of Saudi Arabia. They were every bit as fascinated by the sequel, Daughters of Arabia. Here, the princess turns the spotlight on her two daughters, Maha and Amani, both teenagers. Surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born, but stifled by the unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on them, they reacted in equally desperate ways. Their dramatic and shocking stories, together with many more which concern other members of Princess Sultana's huge family, are set against a rich backdrop of Saudi Arabian culture and social mores which she depicts with equal colour and authenticity. We learn, for example, of the fascinating ritual of the world-famous annual pilgrimage to Makkah as we accompany the princess and her family to this holiest of cities. Throughout, however, she never tires of her quest to expose the injustices which her society levels against women. In her courageous campaign to improve the lot of her own daughters of Arabia, Princess Sultana once more strikes a chord amongst all women who are lucky enough to have the freedom to speak out for themselves.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Travels in Africa Egypt and Syria from the Year 1792 to 1798

Travels in Africa  Egypt  and Syria  from the Year 1792 to 1798

One of the Sultanas , sisters of the monarch , has not long since . built a villa on the Bosphorus , half in the European style , half in the Chinese . There is a considerable market for books , containing many shops , well supplied .

Author: William George Browne


ISBN: UOM:39015035588485

Category: Africa

Page: 694

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Categories: Africa

Inside the Seraglio

Inside the Seraglio

Sultanas, sisters, nieces or cousins are invited to these fetes by the Grand Seigneur, and they join with His Highness in buying from these boutiques jewels and fabrics which they then present to each other; they also extend their ...

Author: John Freely

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857728708

Category: History

Page: 304

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This is the story of the House of Osman, the imperial dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire for more than seven centuries, an empire that once stretched from central Europe to North Africa and from Persia to the Adriatic. The capital of this empire was Istanbul, ancient Byzantium, a city that stands astride Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus. And it was in the great palace of Topkapi Sarayi that the sultans of this empire ruled. Inside the Seraglio - a classic of Ottoman history - takes us behind the gilded doors of the Topkapi and into the heart of the palace: the harem, where the sultan would surround himself with his wives, concubines, eunuchs, pages, dwarfs and mutes and where all the tempestuous events of empire were so often played out. This is the history of a remarkable palace in all its colour and opulence and the story of its influence on a great empire.
Categories: History

History of Turkey Translated from the French

History of Turkey  Translated from the French

Mahomet extended his sanguinary provision to all the sons of the Sultanas , sisters of the Sultans , who should be born in the seraglio , or in the house of their husbands . It was forbidden to knot the umbilical cord of these male ...

Author: Alphonse de Lamartine


ISBN: BL:A0025121402


Page: 420

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Sultana s Dream and Padmarag

Sultana s Dream and Padmarag

Nearly every week , Latif would come to visit the sisters ' tent , accompanied by his aunt and his sister . Over a period of time , they had become close friends . Rafiya and Sakina were relatives of his .

Author: Rokeya Hossain

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525508557

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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One of the first science-fiction utopian stories and one of the first feminist utopias by India’s widely celebrated, pioneering feminist, educator, writer, and activist Rokeya Hossain A Penguin Classics Edition Sultana, a Muslim woman living in contemporary India, falls asleep and wakes up in a transformed future world: a utopia in which men rather than women are relegated to the domestic sphere. Women, now free to explore the outside world at will and pursue an education, run a peaceful and just society, using scientific principles to harvest energy from the sun and live in harmony with nature. Sultana’s Dream was published in 1905 in the Indian Ladies Magazine, the first English language periodical edited by, and targeted at, Indian women. Like the periodical, the story broke new ground. As a pioneering work of science fiction and feminist utopian literature at the turn of the century, Sultana’s Dream is strikingly advanced in its critique of patriarchy, war, industrialization, and the exploitation of the natural world, speaking to the concerns of our contemporary world as much as its own. At a time when British colonialism was using the treatment of women in India as justification for colonial intervention there, Hossain’s story, in imagining a world in which men rather than women are kept inside, positions her protest against Islamic patriarchy within a larger feminist vision that takes on Western as well as Islamic forms of gender hierarchy. Her novella Padmarag is similarly utopian in its depiction of a women-run school and welfare center, and is both feminist and anti-colonial in its outlook. In both these works, Hossain seizes the critique of gender roles in India away from Western commentators and turns it against British interference, while also enlarging the critique to take on the problem of gender more broadly.
Categories: Fiction

The Arabian Nights Entertainments

The Arabian Nights  Entertainments

He looked both at the princes and their sister as if to demand an explanation , but the bird interrupted him . ... These women , " answered the bird , " were the sultana's sisters ; but they were sisters who were jealous of the honour ...




Category: Arab countries

Page: 842

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Categories: Arab countries

Sultana s Dream

Sultana s Dream

If the sisters ( the women belonging to Tarini Workshop and the school's teachers were usually known as ' sisters of the poor ' ; people , therefore , used an abbreviated form of address , ' sisters ' , to refer to them ) made tender ...

Author: Rokeẏā (Begama)

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0144000032

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Widely regarded as Bengal's earliest and boldest feminist writer, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932) was a pioneering and creative educationist and social activist, and the school she founded in Kolkata, the Sakhawat Memorial School for Girls, still thrives. Sultana's Dream, written in English (1905), is a delightful satirical work set in Ladyland, where the men are in purdah and the women go out and work. An extraordinary novella with generous dashes of melodrama and romance, disasters and coincidences, Padmarag, written in Bengali (1924) and translated here for the first time, describes a female-founded and female-administered community set in contemporary Bengal, where women from diverse regions and ethnicities, with unhappy histories of patriarchal oppression, better their lot by concrete social action. Both Sultana's Dream and Padmarag discuss in playful, fascinating, and intelligent ways the question of women's education.
Categories: Social Science