The Past is Before Us - So Many Feminisms!
So Many Feminisms!', our grand feminist conclave in collaboration with Zubaan Books paid tribute to the multiple feminisms in India and celebrated the many futures that it continues to pave the way for. The Past is Before Us – A Discussion on the Histories of Women’s Movements looked back at the ways in which grassroots activism, online campaigning and institution-making have established a tradition of feminist dissent.The session was moderated by Urvashi Butalia, India’s first feminist publisher, and now director of Zubaan. The panelists included Rituparna Chatterjee, who runs the Twitter handle @IndiaMeToo; Manisha Mashaal, an anti-caste activist, singer, orator and founder of Swabhimaan Society; Hasina Khan, a feminist activist and founder of Bebaak Collective; Alankrita Shrivastava, an award-winning filmmaker and director of Lipstick Under My Burkha; A Revathi, a trans activist, theatre artist and the author of the book A Life in Trans Activism; Divya Kandukuri, journalist and founding member of 'The Blue Dawn' mental healthcare group and Manjula Pradeep, human rights and anti-caste activist, founder of Wayve Foundation.