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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Discover how migration has shaped all Indians from ancient times in this unique exploration of language and culture. Wanderers, Kings, Merchants delves into the fascinating early history of South Asia, examining the rise of Urdu, language formation in the North-east, and the surprising dominance of English after Independence. This original book presents the astounding argument that all Indians are of mixed origins and highlights the potential endangerment of India's native languages.
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
This powerful memoir tells the story of a survivor who gave voice to millions when she stood up to Brock Turner, a sex offender. Her victim impact statement went viral and inspired changes in California law. Now, she reclaims her identity and shares her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. Her struggles with isolation and shame reveal the oppression victims face, and the book challenges our beliefs about what is acceptable. With pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir is a modern classic that will forever change the way we think about sexual assault.
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
Discover the intriguing history of India's ancestry, tracing back 65,000 years to the arrival of modern humans from Africa. Journalist Tony Joseph uses groundbreaking DNA research to unravel controversial questions about Indian history, including the migration of the 'Aryans' and the genetic diversity of the country's castes. Early Indians presents this information in an entertaining and highly readable manner, ultimately revealing a crucial truth about the country's population: we are all migrants and mixed. A significant and brave book that puts to rest long-standing debates about Indian ancestry.
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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Explore the complex nature of patriarchy, including its origins, sociology, and history, and its interaction with caste in India. This insightful book also delves into the transformation of the term "patriarchy" into an analytical category in the feminist movement of the 1970s. A must-read for students and general readers alike, and part of the Theorizing Feminism Series edited by Maithreyi Krishnaraj.
@visvak Also in the same series, this book on Patriarchy by Gail Omvedt and V Geetha – source
Explore how gender intersects with caste, class, religion, and sexuality in this thought-provoking book. Gain a critical analysis of societal norms and challenge your perspectives on the world.
@visvak I would recommend Gender (Theorizing Feminism) by V Geetha, excellent intro to patriarchy, gender, caste in the Indian context – source