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Fallen, Standing: My Life as a Schizophrenist
Reshma Valliappan
Rs 325 Pb pp. 274

Reshma was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 22. In this extraordinary, first-of-its-kind account she writes about her experience of living with therapies and medication, struggling to make sense of her situation, surviving suicide attempts, finding support groups—and finally coming into her own. Her story is courageous, powerful, eloquent and poignant.
Seed Sovereignty, Food Security: Women in the Vanguard
Vandana Shiva (Ed.)
Rs 500 Pb pp. 380 + vi

A unique, international offering on an issue of critical importance today, demonstrates how women as activists, scientists, scholars, mothers and consumers are at the forefront of shaping new scientific and economic paradigms to reclaim seed sovereignty and food security across the world.
A Rebel and Her Cause: The Life and Work of Rashid Jahan
Rakhshanda Jalil
Rs 395 Pb pp. 248 + xx

This remarkably perceptive, richly detailed account of a pioneering woman offers readers an unusual document: a warm and informed biography—based on archival material, extensive interviews and critical commentaries—together with fine translations of Rashid Jahan’s best known stories and plays.
Conjugality Unbound: Sexual Economies, State Regulation and the Marital Form in India
Srimati Basu & Lucinda Ramberg (Eds.)
Rs 575 Hb pp. 283 + viii

What counts as marriage? What’s love got to do with it? How are the married and the unmarried marked off from each other in relation to the law and to the gods? Might productive, inventive, subversive relationships and modes of being human take shape outside marriage and/or against its regulatory norms?
Golda Slept Here
Suad Amiry
Rs 300 Pb pp. 171 + xii

In this literary-historical tour de force, Suad Amiry traces the lives of individual members of some Palestinian families and through them, the histories of both Palestine and émigré Palestinian communities in other countries of the Middle East.


About Women Unlimited

Women Unlimited, a non-profit trust, is an associate of Kali for Women, India’s first and oldest feminist press, estd. 1984. We publish scholarly and academic books in the social sciences; fiction; general interest non-fiction; autobiography and memoirs; books for young adults; pamphlets and monographs; and activist material. We explore new issues, anticipate trends, develop new perspectives and offer the best of feminist scholarship, activist material and creative writing, in India and South Asia, at affordable prices.

     Our authors include pioneering feminist scholars and activists in South Asia and abroad, among whom are Bina Agarwal, Paola Bacchetta, Srilatha Batliwala, Kamla Bhasin, Neloufer de Mel, Geeta Patel, Indira Jaising, Kumari Jayawardena, Ananya Kabir, Kalpana Kannabiran, Nivedita Menon, Fatima Mernissi, Martha Nussbaum, Sara Paretsky, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Shahnaz Rouse, Rubina Saigol, Zohra Segal, Vandana Shiva and Romila Thapar; and the finest creative writers including Bama, Ismat Chughtai, Esther David, Gauri Deshpande, Mridula Garg, Sunetra Gupta, Feryal Ali-Gauhar and Qurratulain Hyder.

     In 2012 we initiated a major new series called Arabesque, presenting the best writing from West Asia, one of the most exciting regions and literatures in the world. Our authors include Suad Amiry, Hoda Barakat, Haifa Zangana, Jean Makdisi, Raja Shehadeh, Karma Nabulsi, Mourid Barghouti, Susan Abulhawa, Lila Abu-Lughod, Adania Shibli, Mischa Hiller, and others. Writing prose, fiction, poetry, autobiography and memoir, they offer a glimpse into the lives and literatures of countries and societies on the brink of change.

     Our books are co-published by Cappelan (Norway), Neri Pozza (Italy), New Directions (US), Oxford University Press (Pakistan), Philippe Picquier (France), Rutgers University Press (US), Spinifex (Australia), The Feminist Press (US), Pluto (UK), Interlink (US), and many others, ensuring international exposure to our authors.

     Women Unlimited is a founding member of a unique experiment in distribution, the Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives (Delhi); as well as a member of the Alliance of Independent Publishers (Paris), an international network publishing in five major languages: English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.

Engaging with Empowerment: An Intellectual and Experiential Journey
Srilatha Batliwala
Rs 575 Pb pp. 300 + xxiii

This important volume explores the many dimensions of what empowerment means for, and to, women — tracing the evolution of the concept from the late 1980s till now, unravelling its ambiguities, highlighting insights gained through practice, and analysing how, and why, it has been depoliticised and reduced by the state and aid agencies.