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Chandni Begum
Qurratulain Hyder
Translated from the original Urdu by Saleem Kidwai
978-93-85606-11-3
Rs. 450   Pp 340+vi


Centred around two prominent Lucknow families, the narrative closes in on the lives and struggles of Qambar, a romantic revolutionary, and the three women drawn to himóBela, the daughter of a mirasi-bhand couple, Safia, the polio-stricken daughter of the Raja of Teen Katori, and the eponymous heroine, Chandni Begum, destitute survivor of a once powerful landed family.
 







Who Really Feeds The World?
Vandana Shiva
978-93-85606-10-6
Rs.300 Pb pp.132


Food and agriculture have become the sites for major paradigm wars which affect the one billion people in the world who suffer from hunger and malnutrition; and the thousands afflicted with diseases caused by toxins in our food. This book advocates a powerful alternative to this scenario: reclaiming the right to food security through sustainable practises that value biodiversity and seed sovereignty. world's current food crisis.
 












Unsettling The Archetypes Femininities and Masculinities in Indian Politics

Manuela Ciotti (ED.)
978-81-88965-96-0
Rs 650 Hb pp. 273+viii


How have the archetypes for femininities and masculinities been reshaped in Indian political history and in the present? How have the practises and subjectivities of non-elite individuals and communities contributed to the production of alternative self representation? The essays in this volume sketch new lineages, connections, and ruptures in the production of femininities and masculinities across political time and space.
 






Marriage and its Discontents Women, Islam and Law in India

Sylvia Vatuk
978-93-85606-09-0
Rs 650 Hb pp. 274+xviii


This book, looks at how Muslim women negotiate Muslim Personal Law ( MPL), the family courts and extra-judicial options in order to exit marriages. Additionally, it also examines wife-initiated divorces or khula, and makes the startling discovery that their number far exceeded court-awarded divorces. Debates around MPL, the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act and focus on the issue of unilateral divorce, a right granted to husbands, as well as on polygamy and other discriminatory provisions in MPL.
 









Risky Bodies and Techno-Intimacy Reflections on Sexuality, Media, Science, Finance

Geeta Patel
978-81-88965-94-6      
Rs.795 Hb Pp. 386


Poetic, edgy, brutal, and compassionate, Risky Bodies & Techno-Intimacy traverses the technologically mediated intimacies that people fashion as they grapple with the radical uncertainties that inhabit their lives. By working with materials salvaged from various genres of science, this provocative, cutting-edge book charts uncommon routes through enigmatic stalemates: political economies of cinematic archives; domesticity; lyrical temporalities; aesthetic mobilisations; and emergent financial forms.








Centre Stage Gender, Politics and Performance in South Asia

Sheema Kermani, Asif Farrukhi, Kamran Asdar Ali (EDS.)
978-81-88965-95-3
Rs 705 Hb pp. 314+xii


In one of the first books of its kind, this volume captures the history of activism and political struggle in literature and the performing arts in South Asia. Its focus is on gender, on artists and performances that defied—and defy—censorship and state authority; on women who contributed significantly to cultural life in their countries; on writers, performers and poets who challenged social mores and polite society through subversive creative expression. Accounts, analyses and anecdotes by practitioners from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.





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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 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.