Firdous Azim

Firdous Azim is a professor of literature in the Department of English and Humanities at Brac University. She is also an executive member of Naripokkho, a leading feminist organization in the country. At Naripokkho, she heads the programme entitled ‘The Forgotten Women of 1971’, which aims to restore dignity to Birangonas, or the rape survivors of our Liberation war. In her writing she combines her literary interests with her social activism, writing on issues of women, their place in the national imaginary, as well as the place of women in literature. Her works include The Colonial Rise of the Novel, a special edited volume with Nivedita Menon and Dina Siddiqui of Feminist Review, Negotiating New Terrains: South Asian Feminisms vol 91, 2009, and a special issue of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. Vol 11 no 2 2011 entitled Islam Culture and Women.