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All textual stories in Sultana’s Reality have been directly quoted from, or been paraphrased, from the following sources:

  • Women Writing in India: 600 B.C to the Present. Volume 1: 600 B.C to the Early Twentieth Century | Edited by Susie Tharu and K. Lalita | Published by Feminist Press, New York, 1991.
  • Essay titled “Marginalization of Women's Popular Culture in Nineteenth Century Bengal” by Sumanta Banerjee | From the collection titled Recasting Women: Essays In Indian Colonial History | Edited by Kumkum Sangari and Sudesh Vaid | Published by Kali for Women (Zubaan), New Delhi, 1989
  • Rewriting history: The life and times of Pandita Ramabai | Edited by Uma Chakravarti | Published by Zubaan (Kali for Women), New Delhi, 2006.
  • Being Bengali: At Home and in the World | Edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty | Published by Routledge, London, 2016.
  • Women in India: A Social and Cultural History, Volume II | Edited by Sita Anantha Raman | Published by Praeger, 2009
  • The Empire of the Great Mughals | Authored by Annemarie Schimmel; edited by Burzine Waghmar | Published by University of Chicago Press, 2004
  • Getting Girls to School: Social Reform in the Tamil Districts, 1870-1930 | Authored by Sita Anantha Raman | Published by Stree, 1996
  • Secluded Scholars: Women's Education and Muslim Social Reform in Colonial India | Authored by Gail Minault | Published by Oxford University Press, 1998
  • Education System on the Eve of World War I, 1914 | Edited by B.M. Sankhdher | Published by Deep & Deep Publication, 1999
  • Women and Social Reform in Modern India: A Reader | Edited by Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar | Indiana University Press, 2008
  • Arya Dharm: Hindu Consciousness in 19th-century Punjab | Authored by Kenneth W. Jones | Published by University of California Press, 1976
  • Essay titled “Sati: A 19th century tale of women, violence and protest ”| From the collection titled In At the edge of Psychology | Edited by Ashish Nandy | Published by Oxford University Press, 1980
  • The History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women’s Rights and Feminism in India 1800-1990 | Authored by Radha Kumar | Published by Zubaan, 1993
  • Women Contesting Culture: Changing Frames of Gender Politics in India | Edited by Kavita Panjabi and Paromita Chakravarti | Published by Stree, 2012
  • Behind the Veil, Resistance, Women and the everyday in Colonial South Asia | Edited by Anandita Ghosh | Published by Permanent Black, New Delhi 2015
  • Mahatma Jyotirao Phooley, Father of the Indian Social Revolution | Authored by Dhananjay Keer | Published by Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1974
  • Rhetoric against Age of Consent-Resisting Colonial Reason and Death of a Child-Wife | Authored by Tanika Sarkar | Published by Economic and Political Weekly, 1993
  • The High Caste Hindu Woman | Authored by Pandita Ramabai | Nabu Press, 1888
  • In Search of Answers: Indian Women's Voices from Manushi: A selection from the First Five Years of Manushi | Edited by Madhu Kishwar, Ruth Vanita | Published by Manohar, 1991
  • Indian Women: Myth and Reality | Authored by Jasodhara Bagchi | Published by Sangam Books, 1995
  • Real and Imagined Women: Gender, Culture and Postcolonialism | Authored by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan | Published by Routledge, 1993
  • From Independence Towards Freedom: Indian Women since 1947 | Edited by Bharati Ray and Aparna Basu | Oxford University Press, 1999
  • Women and the Hindu Right: A Collection of Essays | Edited by Tanika Sarkar, Urvashi Butalia | Kali For Women, 1995
  • Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain | Authored by Bharti Ray | Published by Oxford University Press, 2012

Almost every image was taken from the visual archive at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Some Images were taken from the New York Public Library Digital Collections, The British Library Flikr Commons, The Public Domain Review and Rijks Museum Digital Archive, or created by the artist.