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Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Writing on Exile & Home
Penny Johnson & Raja Shehadeh (Eds.)
81-88965-73-1, Rs.395 Hb 2012

“How can an essentially sad story give such pleasure? The answer is in these narratives: these stories, memoirs, poems are a pleasure and an education; personal, vivid, original, sometimes witty, always accomplished and always honest. They are a testimonial to the human spirit, and to the growing contribution of Palestine to literature.” — Ahdaf Soueif
Dreaming of Baghdad
Haifa Zangana
81-88965-72-3, Rs.375 Hb 2012

“Deftly sketched and simply poetic, Dreaming of Baghdad drags politics down from the realm of the abstract into the mud, fear, and loneliness of personal experience and psychological ruin that is life under dictatorship. This is a landscape of clandestine struggle and crushing political defeat, of familiar old streets and the alienating structures of exile. Zangana's story is heartbreaking, but her clarity and resilience inspire awe.” — Christian Parenti
The Tiller of Waters
Hoda Barakat
81-88965-69-3, Rs.375 Hb 2012

Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature
“A powerful story of humanity, of what should be, or should have been protected, Barakat . . . weaves and intertwines, page after page, reality with history, past and present.” — al Jadid
Women, War and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971
Yasmin Saikia
81-88965-45-6, Rs.600 Hb

A path breaking work that sheds new light on the relationship between nation, history and gender in postcolonial South Asia, by not only interrogating the making of a new nation, but simultaneously posing a challenge to post-1971 historiography in Bangladesh, highlighting the many 'absences' in the official and unofficial histories offered so far.
Making a Difference: Memoirs from
the Women's Movement in India

Ritu Menon (ed.)
81-88965-67-7, Rs.350 Pb

Twenty women who have made a critical contribution to the women's, and women's studies, movements recall the last quarter century of activism, taking as their starting point the impossibility of separating the personal from the political, or the private from the public.




 

About Women Unlimited

Women Unlimited, a non-profit trust, is an associate of Kali for Women, India’s first and oldest feminist press (established in 1984), which publishes 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. Women Unlimited continues all the publishing activity of Kali for Women, often publishing jointly with Kali; 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, Kathleen Barry, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Neloufer de Mel, Zillah Eisenstein, Rada Ivekovic, 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, Emily Jacir, Susan Abulhawa, Beshara Doumani, Sharif S. Elmusa, Lila Abu-Lughod, Adania Shibli, Rema Hammami, Rana Barakat, Fady Joudah, 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), Saqi (UK), South End (US), Zed Books (UK and US), and many others, ensuring international exposure to our authors.

By its very nature, a feminist publishing house is also part of the global women’s and women’s studies movements, creating space for feminist voices and participating in feminist activism. At Women Unlimited we firmly believe that theory and practice work best in collaboration, the insights of each fuelling the work of the other. We collaborate on myriad projects with sister organisations including Women’s WORLD (World Organisation for Rights, Literature and Development); the Lawyers’ Collective, Asmita, Jagori, WFS (Women’s Feature Service), and Tarshi in India; ICES (International Centre for Ethnic Studies) in Sri Lanka; and the Boston Women’s Health Collective in the US, among others.

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.

We welcome you to our website, encourage you to explore our Catalogue which describes several exciting new series of publications and look forward to hearing from you with comments and queries at womenunltd@gmail.com & womenunltd@vsnl.net