Tag vol5.2

A Meeting with a Marxist Feminist

Keywords: Gender issues, women’s issues, communist party, economic independence, Marxist feminist This is an account of my visit to the home of Ajitha, the fiery activist who has been championing the cause of women in our state, in the company…

Matha to ma

Keywords: communist party, Soviet Union, Kunnikkal, political activities, Naxalbari The following is the script of the documentary film on Mandakini Narayanan, written and directed by C.S. Venkiteswaran. Kunnikkal Narayanan (1915-1979), a Communist revolutionary, led an aimed uprising against feudal and…

Democratic Lawyering

Abstract: In the early eighties, the courts were willing to play an activist role in fact-finding, in order to test whether rights including fundamental rights, were being violated. Groups such as bonded labour, child labour and undertrials had no means…

Moving the Media Agenda

Abstract: The very fact that the contemporary Indian women’s movement has been around and active far nearly a quarter of a century and that the media have been responding to its activities, as well as to the information and insights…

Institutionalising Feminist Agenda(s)

Abstract: The practices of Women’s Movement are continually being transformed to meet new challenges. Yet feminist politics is constantly confronted with a scepticism against institutionalised politics, it displays an uneasiness with the forms of power that dominate political processes. Similarly…

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