Human and social sciences
Locked down and housebound, the author leafs through her address book, looking for a name and number from long ago. As she turns the pages and sees the entries in it, she recalls the many remarkable experiences she has had in her 35 years as a feminist publisher. Writers, publishers, friends and co-travellers, all part of an international women’s movement and of an internationalism in publishing that set it apart from the multinational corporate model, then and now. The books she made, the authors she published, the issues she raised, and the friendships she forged, North and South — this book offers a glimpse into what has been a rich and rewarding feminist endeavour.
Ritu Menon co-founded Kali for Women, India’s first feminist press, and is founder director of Women Unlimited. She is the author of several books and editor of a number of anthologies of prose, poetry and memoirs.