A Time For Elegies

A Time For Elegies

Image Courtesy: Plume Meena Alexander, in The Shock of Arrival, recounts talking to her friend Zarina. “They refused to sell me gas… He said that I was Iraqi, that they would kill us all”, she says. This happened on 9th Avenue. Then she asks, “Who are we, Meena… Where are we? Where are our lives?”…

To be really a feminist is to do what the Constitution requires you to do: Justice DY Chandrachud

To be really a feminist is to do what the Constitution requires you to do: Justice DY Chandrachud

At a roundtable, “Feminism in Practice: Feminist Lawyering and Feminist Judging” hosted by O P Jindal Global University in collaboration with National Law University, Delhi and Ambedkar University, Delhi on October 6, 2018 as a part of feminist re-writing judgments workshop at the Indian Habitat Centre, Justice DY Chandrachud said: “liberty and equality is the essence…

Simone de Beauvoir and the Left

Simone de Beauvoir and the Left

  Today marks the 110th birth anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), the acclaimed French feminist theorist, who was born this day on January 9th. She is most known for her groundbreaking work, The Second Sex (1949) along with her book, Mandarins, which received France’s highest literary award in 1954.  Her phenomenal work on gender and her…

Todo Bandhan

Todo Bandhan

Jagori Collective via Olakh's Grassroots Feminist Political Posters in India A two-part audio tape of feminist songs in Hindi popular with North Indian womens groups in India the 1980's. This collection of songs was produced by the Jagori collective in Delhi.  This tape has been digitised in public interest by sacw.net. Part 1 of the…

Anhad Women Convention, October 2015

Anhad Women Convention, October 2015

Act Now For Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD) organised a Women Convention on October 2-3, 2015, in New Delhi. A report on the convention prepared by Shyamolima Ghosh Choudhury, titled 'Challenges Before Women in Contemporary India', can be accessed here (pdf). We have compiled a playlist of videos of those who addressed the convention, uploaded by…