Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Welcoming 2 new members to the India Chapter

It is our privilege and pleasure to introduce two ''new'' members to our Chapter. They've been associated with the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival for many years and have contributed immeasurably to its success.

We look forward to their continuing active participation in the Chapter.


Feminist historian who has taught at Miranda House for four decades. She has written extensively on issues of caste, labour and gender and is active in the democratic rights and women’s movements. Among her publications are 'Gendering Caste: Through a Feminist Lens; Everyday Lives, Everyday Histories; Social Dimensions of Early Buddhism and Rewriting History: The Life and Times of Pandita Ramabai. She has directed two documentaries A Quiet Little Entry (2010) and Fragments of a Past (2012).


Film editor, specializing in film editing from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, India [1997] and degrees in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, UK [1995] and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi [1992].

Over the last 14 years she has worked as an editor on several documentary films, and has also edited the Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema for the Encyclopedia Britannica. Her most recent work is about the life and work of Mythily Sivaraman Fragments of a Past (2012) with director and historian Uma Chakravarti; and White Robes, Saffron Dreams (2013) on women in Theravada Buddhism with director Teena Gill. She also reviews for the books page in The Asian Age.