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Begum Rokeya | Pioneering Reformer and Science Fiction Writer


Ruqaiyyah Khatun (b. 1880 – d. 1932), better known as Begum Rokeya, was born into a wealthy and learned Muslim family in the village of Pairaband in present-day Mithapukur Sub-District (Upazila) of Rangpur in northern Bangladesh. Her father, Zahir al-Din Muhammad Abu Ali Haidar Sabir, was a prominent landholder (zamindar) who traced his ancestry back to one Babar Ali Abul

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