Kavita Krishnan is Secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association. Krishnan is also a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India, and the editor of its monthly publication, Liberation.
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One of India's most incredible and enviable cultural aspects is that every Indian is bilingual, if not multilingual. Delving into the fascinating early history of South Asia, this original book reveals how migration, both external and internal, has shaped all Indians from ancient times. Through a first-of-its-kind and incisive study of languages, s...
On #internationalmotherlanguageday2022 #InternationalMotherLanguageDay please read Peggy Mohan’s book The Story of India Through Its Languages. It’s like uncovering ancient artefacts in the languages we speak today, & it’s dedicated to ‘migrants: our ancestors, our children’. – source
Oh here's one more book recommendation before I sign off for now. I've just finished reading Know My Name by Chanel Miller, survivor of sexual assault on Stanford campus & a rape trial that pilloried her. Read it, think about Farooqi case & ongoing trial in #Tejpal case – source
Thank you @tjoseph0010 for this amazing book. A page-turner, as good as detective fiction, in a language that even a teenager would enjoy. South Asia is a multi-source, multilayered civilisation. The foremother of us all, world over, was an African woman. We're all migrants. – source
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This book deals with the nature, origin, hermeneutics and sociology of patriarchy. Reviewing the sources available, it discusses the historical contexts which have nurtured patriarchal societies. Finally it applies these ideas to Indian history and sociology and examines how caste has interacted synergistically with patriarchy in India. A useful te...
@visvak Also in the same series, this book on Patriarchy by Gail Omvedt and V Geetha – source
Shows how gender identities mesh with those constituted by caste, class, religion and sexual preferences, forming a set of arrangements that have evolved through history. This book enables the reader to undertake a critical analysis of what we consider to be normal and given, to ask questions, to take stock of the self and the world....
@visvak I would recommend Gender (Theorizing Feminism) by V Geetha, excellent intro to patriarchy, gender, caste in the Indian context – source