Begum Rokeya: Name of a brief candle in the darkness

Today is Rokeya Day. As her birth and death coincide on the same date (9 December), the day is officially chosen to celebrate and commemorate her life and works. Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880–1932), commonly known as Begum Rokeya, is undoubtedly the most prominent 20th century Muslim woman writer from the colonial Bengal (present-day Bangladesh and West Bengal of India). She dedicated her life...