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Why I am not a hindu woman:
a personal story

Wandana Sonalkar
978-93-85606-31-1
Rs.350 Pb pp.175


In a reasoned critique of Hindutva and Hinduism, feminist scholar and activist, Wandana Sonalkar outlines why she, born female and upper caste in Maharashtra, has repudiated her religious identity.
 
 

Can You Hear
Kashmiri Women Speak?
Narratives of Resistance and Resilience

Nitasha Kaul & Ather Zia(Eds)
978-93-85606-30-4
Rs.795 Hb pp.234+xviii


The terms Kashmiri Pandit, Kashmiri Muslim, Kashmiri men and Kashmiri women, when used in public discourse perform distinct functions. This volume initiates the reader into a complex understanding of Kashmiri women’s life-worlds, in the context of protracted civil conflict and military occupation.
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Gaining Ground
the changing contours of feminist organising in post-1990s India

Sadhna Arya
978-93-85606-28-1
Rs.650 Pb pp.273


The 1990s were a turning point for the Indian Women's Movement (IWM). New challenges complicated old issues, affecting our analyses and our strategies for mobilising. Feminists were pushed into questioning the universal category of 'woman', by women from minority communities and marginalised castes or sexualities, or by those with disabilities.
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Situating Social Media
Gender, Caste, Protest, Solidarity

Samata Biswas & Atig Ghosh (Eds)
978-93-85606-27-4
Rs.600 Pb pp.238


Social media produces numerous spaces and opportunities, globally, for people to link up, reach out, mobilise, assert their identity, build bridges... For those on the margins, this virtual alternative enables them to break down otherwise impenetrable social barriers and form close-knit digifams.
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Taken at the Flood
a memoir of a political life

Vasanth Kannabiran
978-93-85606-26-7
Rs.375 Pb pp.182


Vasanth Kannabiran, noted feminist, activist, and writer gathers the many strands of her "helter-skelter" life to pen a feminist memoir that recounts not only the milestones in her own journey, but the life and times of a country in flux.
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One Drop of Blood
One Drop of Blood
The Story of Karbala

Ismat Chughtai
Translated from the original Urdu by Tahira Naqvi
978-93-85606-25-0
Rs. 575   Pp 440


One Drop of Blood is Chughtai's passionate retelling of the timeless tale of the life of Imam Husain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, from the early days spent in Rasulullah's company, up to the epic, bloody Battle of Karbala, in which their small army of family and friends clashed with the savage forces of Yazid, the reigning Caliph.
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Bans & Bar Girls
Performing Caste in Mumbai's Dance Bars
Sameena Dalwai
978-93-85606-24-3
Rs.595   Pp 252


August 16, 2005, the Maharashtra government summarily banned dancing by bar girls in Mumbai's 1,250 dance bars. The amended Bombay Police Act prohibited dancing in any establishment where alcohol was served, but the prohibition was selective: five star hotels, clubs and upscale discothèques were exempt.
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The Doctor and Mrs A.
Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis
Sarah Pinto
978-93-85606-21-2
Rs.675  Pp 241 HB


‘Mrs A.’, ill at ease in her marriage and eager for personal and national freedom, sat down with psychiatrist, Dev Satya Nand, for an experiment in his new method of dream analysis.
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Single by Choice
happily unmarried women!
Kalpana Sharma (Ed.)
978-93-85606-22-9
Rs. 275   Pp 157 PB


Marriage is near universal in India. For women, like it or not, marriage and motherhood become their career ‘choices’. Families, society, peer groups, young girls, themselves, are so conditioned as to make the inevitability of marriage, the desirable norm.
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Ship of Sorrow
 


Ship of Sorrows

Qurratulain Hyder
translated from the original Urdu by Saleem Kidwai.
978-93-85606-23-6
Rs. 550   Pb.   Pp. 316


At the heart of Ship of Sorrows is a group of young friends, men and women, Hindu and Muslim, living in Lucknow on the cusp of Indian Independence. Like the rest of the country, their lives are in turmoil. As the certainties of an old order begin fraying and the prospect of division becomes inevitable, they are confronted with having to make the kind of decisions that their hitherto carefree, privileged lives had not required.
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Side Effects of Living
An Anthology of Voices on
Mental Health

Jhilmil Breckenridge and Namarita Kathait
978-93-85606-20-5
Rs.299 Pb Pp.299


There are different sizes of bodies. There are different shades of mind. There are different states of mind in distress. Side Effects of Living presents the words and verses of survivors, writers, poets and artists, who are struggling with a mental condition or have watched their loved ones suffer.
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Oneness vs. the 1%
shattering illusions, seeding freedom

VANDANA SHIVA
with Kartikey Shiva 97893-85606-18-2
Rs. 350   Pb.   Pp. 190


Widespread poverty and malnutrition, an alarming refugee crisis, social unrest, economic polarisation... have become our lived reality as the top 1' of the world's seven-billion-plus population pushes the planet—and all its people—to the social and ecological brink.
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Lifescapes: Interviews with
Contemporary Women Writers
from Tamil Nadu

K. Srilata & Swarnalatha Rangarajan
978-93-85606-19-9
Rs.375 Pb pp.210+xx


This unique anthology presents the experiences and views of seventeen contemporary Tamil women writers whose works explore the implications of being female in Tamil Nadu today, in serious and playful ways. Challenging the rigid, polarising binaries of the 'inner feminine', or aham, and the ‘outer masculine’, or puram, prevalent in classical Sangam literature.
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Women Unlimited, a non-profit trust, is an associate of Kali for Women, India?s first and   oldest feminist press, estd. 1984. We publish scholarly and academic books in the social sciences; fiction; general interest non-fiction; autobiography and memoirs; books for young adults; pamphlets and monographs; and activist material. We explore new issues, anticipate trends, develop new perspectives and offer the best of feminist scholarship, activist material and creative writing, in India and South Asia, at affordable prices.

 

     Our authors
include pioneering feminist scholars and activists in South Asia and abroad, among whom are Paola Bacchetta, Srilatha Batliwala, Kamla Bhasin, Neloufer de Mel, Geeta Patel, Indira Jaising, Kumari Jayawardena, Ananya Kabir, Kalpana Kannabiran, Nivedita Menon, Fatima Mernissi, Martha Nussbaum, Sara Paretsky, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Shahnaz Rouse, Rubina Saigol, Zohra Segal, Vandana Shiva and Romila Thapar; and the finest creative writers including Bama, Ismat Chughtai, Esther David, Gauri Deshpande, Mridula Garg, Sunetra Gupta, Feryal Ali-Gauhar and Qurratulain Hyder.

     In 2012 we initiated a major new series called Arabesque, presenting the best writing from West Asia, one of the most exciting regions and literatures in the world. Our authors include Suad Amiry, Hoda Barakat, Haifa Zangana, Jean Makdisi, Raja Shehadeh, Karma Nabulsi, Mourid Barghouti, Susan Abulhawa, Lila Abu-Lughod, Adania Shibli, Mischa Hiller, and others. Writing prose, fiction, poetry, autobiography and memoir, they offer a glimpse into the lives and literatures of countries and societies on the brink of change.

     Our books are co-published by Cappelan (Norway), Neri Pozza (Italy), New Directions (US), Oxford University Press (Pakistan), Philippe Picquier (France), Rutgers University Press (US), Spinifex (Australia), The Feminist Press (US), Pluto (UK), Interlink (US), and many others, ensuring international exposure to our authors.

     Women Unlimited is a founding member of a unique experiment in distribution, the Independent Publishers? Distribution Alternatives (Delhi); as well as a member of the Alliance of Independent Publishers (Paris), an international network publishing in five major languages: English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.