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EDITORIAL Editorial - Part I    
Welcome to the world of Sultana’s Dream in this our first edition. Many readers may be curious about the title of our publication. Later in this editorial I promise to ‘tell all’... 
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Editorial - Part II  
More than a hundred years ago in what was then an undivided India, a tiny veiled Bengali woman wrote a fifteen-page novella called...
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SOCIETY Veiled Threats  
On Monday 11 April, the new French law banning the wearing of burqa in public places took effect. Women wearing nikab or burqa now risk a fine of $205 (AUD) and mandatory lessons on ‘being French’...  
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Blasphemy Law in Pakistan: Changing Context 
Samina Yasmeen  
Within the first two months of 2011, two prominent Pakistani politicians— Governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer and the Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti– have been assassinated for their support to modify or repeal the blasphemy law in the country. A few days later.
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The Invisible Hand of Shame 
Durkhanai Ayubi  
It’s not often talked about. We can't see it, hear it, touch it, smell it or taste it. But, at some point in our lives, we all feel it - or rather, are made to feel it...  
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‘Walk the Walk’ says Tasneem Chopra
Tasneem Chopra  
And while some may regard the recent report about Muslim enclaves as groundbreaking journalism, it falsely represents the majority of Muslims as a monolithic entity forced to congregate en masse for fear of not fitting into society...   
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EYE WITNESS Proud to be an Egyptian  
Inas Hassan  
Life is returning to normal in a city that has just lived through a profound upheaval, but something is missing. At my son Mostafa’s preschool today, a few of his friends were absent...   
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Australian Media and the Middle East  
Shakira Hussain

This year marks three decades since the publication of Edward Said’s Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World  (Said: 1981). Written in the wake of the ‘70s oil shocks... 
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REFLECTIONS Postcards from Morocco: Bustling Souqs and Silent Deserts 
Brynna Rafferty-Brown   
I could hardly believe my good fortune when I was told that I’d received a Rotary scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco. Before we knew it my husband and I were jetting off for what would be an unforgettable year long adventure...   
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A Tapestry of Dreams  
Shamim Samani   
On learning that the journal title, ‘Sultana’s Dream’ was inspired by Begum Rokeya’s novella, it started me reminiscing about how my mother’s dreams and mine became stiched together over the years into a tapestry. Sultana’s Dream, written in 1905 appeared in an era...   
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Insider Tips  
Amra Pajalic   

This article aims to provide you with information on how to find markets for your writing and how to submit your work for both short story and novel. My pointers are based on what worked for me, and what I have gleaned from ...   
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ARTS/MEDIA  
 

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Book Reviews   
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Poetry  
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EVENTS Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours 
This new exhibition opening 10 May 2011, at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne.   
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REPORTS Freedom of Religion and Beliefs Report Released   
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- NEXT EDITION -
Just in case some of our readers think that we’re ‘burying our heads in our burqas’, our next issue will deal with the topic of headcovers: the burqa, hijab, nikab –in all their glory or infamy, depending on your point of view. We are waiting, somewhat impatiently, to see the results (or fallout) from the new French legislation, which was passed on April 12 which bans the wearing of face veils in public places… 

We promise you an interesting edition….