Zubaan, the first feminist publishing house in India, started this week with this new and amazing E-Essays Project. This project wants to make feminist knowledge and academic research more easily accessible.
For nearly fifteen years, Zubaan has been publishing quality content in gender-related fields. For the first time this new project makes it possible to purchase single e-essays for a reasonable fee. Each week more essays will be available for purchase and, each month, a new essay is available for free with any other purchase.
This weeks releases focus on the theme of the challenges and strengths of the women’s movement in India.
Upcoming essays will populate the following themes: Trauma, Exile, Important figures, Legislation, Expanding feminism/theory, Patriarchy, Health, Reproductive health, Religion/communalism, Work and labour, Civil society, Methodology, Family & kinship, Testimonials, Autobiography, Education, Sexual violence, Home and domestic spaces, Women’s movements, Religion & conflict, State crimes & impunity.
This months free essay “Towards a Feminist Politics? The Indian Women’s Movement in Historical Perspective” by Samita Sen traces the history of the Indian Women’s Movement from the 1920s to the present day.