Women Bhakta Poets


10th Anniversary special volume
Edited by: Madhu Kishwar and Ruth Vanita

ISBN : 12xxxx

Contains accounts of the life and poetry of some of the most outstanding rebel women in Indian history from the 6th to the 17th century – Mirabai, Andal, Avvaiyar, Muktabai, Janabai, Bahinabai, Lai Ded, Toral, Loyal. They have left a powerful social and cultural legacy, which constitutes a living tradition even today. Their songs are not only an integral part of popular culture in their regions, but they are also remembered and revered for having stood by their chosen ideals in defiance of prevalent social norms. Many of their poems have never been translated into English before.


120 pages

The Girl From Kathua

About the Book:

On January 10, 2018, a little girl allegedly disappeared in Kathua district of Jammu province. Even before her body was recovered a week later, a sinister narrative was launched alleging that the girl was abducted, gang raped and killed by ‘RSS-minded’ Hindus in a Hindu temple. Talib Hussain, a PDP-Hurriyat activist with criminal antecedents led the campaign, in which Patwari Sanji Ram was declared as the ‘mastermind’.

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