"Sultana's Dream"

Title"Sultana's Dream"
Year for Search1905
AuthorsHossan [Hossain], Mrs. R[okeya] S[akhawat](1880-1932)
Tertiary AuthorsHossan, Mrs. R. S.
Secondary TitleThe Indian Ladies' Magazine (Madras, India)
Volume / Edition 5.3
Pagination82-86
Date PublishedSeptember 1905
KeywordsFemale author, Indian author
Annotation

"Sultana's Dream" is a dream of Ladyland, which is a country of women brought about through education for women. Padmarag is mostly concerned with the conditions of women in India, but central to the novel is a community of women established by one woman to provide refuge for women, education for girls, and care for sick and poor women. Her Padmarag (Bengali 1924/English 2005) is mostly concerned with the conditions of women in India, but central to the novel is a community of women established by one woman to provide refuge for women, education for girls, and care for sick and poor women. The Essential Rokeya: Selected Works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932). Ed. Mohammed Quayum. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2013 translates and reprints other stories and essays by Hossain, including some essays on women’s rights. 

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Rpt. as by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (all the reprints use this name) in her Sultana’s Dream and Selections from The Secluded Ones. Ed. and trans. Roushan Jahan (New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1988), 7-18; in The Lifted Veil: The Book of Fantastic Literature by Women 1800--World War II. Ed. A. Susan Williams (New York: Carroll & Graf, 1992), 350-60; in her Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag: Two Feminist Utopias. Trans. Barnita Bagchi. New Delhi, India: Penguin Books India, 2005 [Pamarag was first published in Bengali. Calcutta, India: Author, 1924]; in The Dreaming Sex: Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Women. Ed. Mike [Michael Raymond Donald] Ashley (London: Peter Owen, 2010): 144-55 with an editor’s note on 143; The Essential Rokeya: Selected Works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932). Ed. Mohammed Quayum (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2013), 159-68, which reprints what Quayum identifies as the first book publication (Calcutta, India: S. K. Lahiri, 1908), and includes a chronology of her life (xii-xiv) and a biographical essay (xv-xxxii); in The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (New York: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Vintage Books, 2016), 10-16 with an editors’ note on 9; in Dystopia Utopia Short Stories: An Anthology of New & Classic Tales (London: Flame Tree Publishing, 2016), 140-47; in The Utopia Reader. Ed. Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent (New York: New York University Press, 2017), 385-94; and in Science Fiction in Colonial India, 1835-1905: Five Tales of Speculative Fiction and Resistance. Ed. Mary Ellis Gibson (London: Anthem Press, 2019), 149-59, with an editor’s introduction on 133-48. Only the Vandermeers and Claeys and Sargent reproduce the original text as published.

Info Notes

Her Padmarag (Bengali 1924/English 2005) is mostly concerned with the conditions of women in India, but central to the novel is a community of women established by one woman to provide refuge for women, education for girls, and care for sick and poor women. 

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Author Note

Indian female author (1880-1932)

Full Text

1905 Hossan [Hossain], Mrs. R[okeya] S[akhawat] (1880-1932). “Sultana’s Dream.” The Indian Ladies’ Magazine (Madras, India) 5.3 (September 1905): 82-86. Rpt. as by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (all the reprints use this name) in her Sultana’s Dream and Selections from The Secluded Ones. Ed. and trans. Roushan Jahan (New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1988), 7-18; in The Lifted Veil: The Book of Fantastic Literature by Women 1800--World War II. Ed. A. Susan Williams (New York: Carroll & Graf, 1992), 350-60; in her Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag: Two Feminist Utopias. Trans. Barnita Bagchi. New Delhi, India: Penguin Books India, 2005 [Pamarag was first published in Bengali. Calcutta, India: Author, 1924]; in The Dreaming Sex: Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Women. Ed. Mike [Michael Raymond Donald] Ashley (London: Peter Owen, 2010): 144-55 with an editor’s note on 143; The Essential Rokeya: Selected Works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932). Ed. Mohammed Quayum (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2013), 159-68, which reprints what Quayum identifies as the first book publication (Calcutta, India: S. K. Lahiri, 1908), and includes a chronology of her life (xii-xiv) and a biographical essay (xv-xxxii); in The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (New York: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Vintage Books, 2016), 10-16 with an editors’ note on 9; in Dystopia Utopia Short Stories: An Anthology of New & Classic Tales (London: Flame Tree Publishing, 2016), 140-47; in The Utopia Reader. Ed. Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent (New York: New York University Press, 2017), 385-94; and in Science Fiction in Colonial India, 1835-1905: Five Tales of Speculative Fiction and Resistance. Ed. Mary Ellis Gibson (London: Anthem Press, 2019), 149-59, with an editor’s introduction on 133-48. Only the Vandermeers and Claeys and Sargent reproduce the original text as published. L, PSt

“Sultana’s Dream” is a dream of Ladyland, which is a country of women brought about through education for women. Padmarag is mostly concerned with the conditions of women in India, but central to the novel is a community of women established by one woman to provide refuge for women, education for girls, and care for sick and poor women. Her Padmarag (Bengali 1924/English 2005) is mostly concerned with the conditions of women in India, but central to the novel is a community of women established by one woman to provide refuge for women, education for girls, and care for sick and poor women. The Essential Rokeya: Selected Works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932). Ed. Mohammed Quayum. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2013 translates and reprints other stories and essays by Hossain, including some essays on women’s rights. Indian female author.