Resisting Violence Against Women in India
Authors:Kalpana Kannabiran & Ritu Menon
About the Book
This monograph maps the trajectory of feminist organizing in India in the post-emergency period after 1977 against spiraling violence against women. It reviews the alarming ramifications of its forms and assesses the strategies to combat it; it discusses legal reforms that have resulted from feminist interventions; and the escalation of collective violence, increasingly by agents of the state, against women.
…an excellent analysis of the developments in the Indian women’s movement(s) in the past 25 years…a must-read. –Sreerekha, Bibilio
This exciting book shows us how feminist politics against violence has been varied in its forms, strategies and premises…must be read and taught…–Pratiksha Baxi, The Book Review
About the Author
Kalpana Kannabiran is a founder member of Asmita Resource Centre for Women, and Professor of Sociology at NALSAR University of Law, Secunderabad. She is co-author of De-Eroticising Assault: Essays on Modesty, Honour and Power (2000); co-editor of The Situated Politics of Belonging (2006) and editor of The Violence of Normal Times: Essays on Women’s Lived Realities (2005). She was awarded the VKRV Rao Prize in Social Science Research for 2003 by Indian Council for Social Science Research and the Institute for Social and Economic Change.
Ritu Menon is a publisher and writer. She is co-author of Borders & Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition (1998); Unequal Citizens: A Study of Muslim Women in India (2004); and Educating Muslim Girls: A Comparison of Five Indian Cities (2005); and co-editor of In a Minority: Essays on Muslim Women in India (2005). She has also edited No Woman’s Land: Women from Pakistan, India & Bangladesh Write on the Partition of India (2004), and several anthologies of stories by Indian women.