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Monday, October 18, 2021

Urvashi Butalia

The writer is director, Zubaan publishers

How Kamla Bhasin made South Asian feminism a force
Tue, Sep 28, 2021

Urvashi Butalia writes: She built institutions and solidarities with her unusual feminist weapons — laughter, songs, slogans and art

Partition violence didn’t come down to a simple ‘us’ vs ‘them’ binary
Sat, Aug 28, 2021

Urvashi Butalia writes: Remembering its savagery must begin with recognising our complicity – and finding a way to heal and move on

From Natasha Narwal to Disha Ravi and Nodeep Kaur, why state authority fears a new generation of young women
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

They remind us of the rich — and barely documented — legacies of feminist foremothers. Were they to look down on earth from wherever they are, Muktabai, Savitribai, Fatima Sheikh, Tarabai would see an amazing and yet not unfamiliar picture.

Priya Ramani, Rebecca John deserve our gratitude. History has been made
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Courage of those who spoke up, commitment of lawyers and women’s movement mark this moment.

Book Review: Nisid Hajari’s Midnight’s Furies gives a compelling account of Partition
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

With the deft touch of a novelist, Nisid Hajari brings alive the Partition story with an elegance that keeps the reader turning the pages even if the broad strokes of the history may be familiar with her.

Dividing Lines
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Two stories of Partition introduce the work of a major writer from Pakistan to an English-speaking audience.

The Rebel Time Forgot
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

In recovering the life of an Indian suffragette, this biography is not political enough.

Falling like ninepins
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

The Dina Nath Batra episodes show that self-censorship is an issue that publishers, writers and readers need to address seriously and urgently.

Small Remedies
Sat, Sep 28, 2013

Three generations of women,and the gentle feminism with which they face the randomness of life.

Dial D for Murder
Sun, Aug 03, 2003

In the late ’70s and early ’80s, feminist groups across India were confounded by a relatively ‘new’ phenomenon: the incr...

Sound and fury in the Hills
Fri, May 12, 2000

How can the image of Uttarakhand hinge on a few copies of an offending booklet?In her article, `Savaging the civilised' (IE, May 10) Namit...