READING WOMEN, WRITING WOMEN

The session began with readings to give the audience a flavour of the very diverse writing styles of the panel. Rukhsana Ahmad read an extract from Voices of the Crossing,describing it as a work of “creative history” that explored her experience as an immigrant coming from Pakistan to England. Ahmad observed that although “Asia is enormous and amorphous,”as an immigrant,… Read more »

A Revolution is Brewing

This was a high-octane discussion about the revolution of gender identity and equity that is shaking the foundations of established patriarchy worldwide. The panel of women, who hail from various spheres of feminine thought, discussed the roots of this revolution in mythology and delved into themes of female marginalisation and emancipation, sexual exploration, and the… Read more »

Of The Silent/Silenced History: Voicing The Partition Stories In Urvashi Butalia’s ‘The Other Side Of Silence’

“It took 1984 to make me understand how ever-present Partition was in our lives too, to recognize that it could not be so easily put away inside the covers of history books. I could no longer pretend that this was history that belonged to another time, to someone else…‿ -Urvashi Butalia In my own early… Read more »