THE WOMAN QUESTION IN BANGLA FICTION
The nineteenth century may justly be called the century of women. Both in the East and in the West, “the woman question” was beginning to agitate most thinking men and women. In the West, Mary Wollstonecraftand J.S. Mill most powerfully argued the case for women, while in India, especially Bengal, Raja Rammohun Roy championed the women’s cause. His powerful advocacy had far reaching effect, and soon in Maharashtra in Western India, and in Punjab in the North, religious and social reformers actively concerned themselves with the “woman question”.
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