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Key Concerns and Select Articles
 
Laws, Liberty and Livelihood
Manushi Street Vendors  
Giving a Voice to Street Vendors
Economic Warfare against Rickshaw Owners and Pullers
An Overview of Manushi's Endeavours for Policy Reform for Street Vendors
An Overview of Manushi's Endeavours for Rickshaw Pullers
 
Aspects of Indic Culture: Of Humans and Divinities
   
Issue No.
Date
Talking to God in the Mother Tongue
50-51-52
Jan-Jun 1989
Yes to Sita, No to Ram!: The Continuing Popularity of Sita in India
98
Jan-Feb 1997
Facing Extermination: A Report on the Present state of gods and goddesses in India
99
Mar-Apr 1997
From Manusmriti to Madhusmriti: Flagellating a Mythical Enemy
117
Mar-Apr 2000
A Superhit Goddess: Jai Santoshi Maa and Caste Hierarchy in Indian Films
131
Jul-Aug 2002
Five Holy Virgins, Five Sacred Myths (Part-I)
141
Mar-Apr 2004
  Manushi Aspects of Indic Culture
 
Women’s Rights and Wrongs
 
Combating Domestic Violence
Campaign against Sexual Harassment
Women, Glamour and Sex Industry
Strengthening Inheritance Rights of Women
 
Politics of Massacres, Riots and Communal Conflicts
1984 Massacre of Sikhs
Hindu-Muslim Riots
Sangh Parivar's Ram Mandir Campaign
Politics of Hate Mongers
 
 
Towards Solution of the Kashmir Problem
 
   
Issue No.
Date
Kashmir and Kashmiriyat: The Politics of Language, Religion, and Region
82
May-jun 1994
Voices from Kashmir : A Report
83
Jul-Aug 1994
"We Need a Surgeon's Knife, not a Butcher's": the Tragedy of Kashmir
103
Nov-Dec 1997
Why Fear People's Choice? - Calling Pakistan's Bluff on Plebiscite in Kashmir
131
Jul-Aug 2002
Democracy as the Best Antidote to Terrorism
146
Jan-Feb 2005
Bridging Divides and Healing Hurts: Need to Nurture the Peace Process in Kashmir
150
Sept-Oct 2005
 
Basic Needs
Education
   
Issue No.
Date
Anita: A Working Schoolgirl
53
Jul-Aug 1989
Reaching the Unreached: Enabling Dalit Girls to Get Schooling
111
Mar-Apr 1999
Health    
Contraceptive Technologies: Experiences of Rural Women
70
May-Jun1992
Health Care in Bharat: A National Blind Spot
92-93
Jan-Apr 1996
 
 
Politicians Who Make a Difference
 
   
Issue No.
Date
United by Common Causes: A Profile of Raminder and Ujjal Dosanjh
111
Mar-Apr 1999
Smitten by Politics: Interview with Mani Shankar Aiyar (Part I)
133
Nov-Dec 2002
 
Women in Politics
Women’s participation in Panchayats and Zila Parishads
Campaign for an Alternative Women's Reservation Bill
 
 
Battles to Protect Environment and Crisis in Farm Sector
 
   
Issue No.
Date
Editorial: Drought-"God-sent" or "Man-Made" Disaster?
6
Jul-Aug 1980
Women's Non-Violent Power in the Chipko Movement
6

Jul-Aug 1980

Demanding an Honest, Open Review of Tehri Dam
70
May-Jun 1992
Fuel Rights: Green Villages, Only for Some
73
Nov-Dec 1992
Cutting Our Own Lifeline: A Review of our Farm Policy
73
Nov-Dec 1992
Worst in a Hundred Years: The Kalahandi Drought
97
Nov-Dec 1996
Rakshasutra Movement: A Women’s Campaign to Save Uttarakhand Forests
110
Jan-Feb 1999
Reclaiming Lost Power: Saurashtrians Resolve to Make Their Villages Water Sufficient
118
May-Jun 2000
Tragedy as Entertainment: Media’s Failure to Report Drought in Time
118
May-Jun 2000
The Miraculous Power of Self Help: Rejuvenating Water Bodies in Rajasthan Villages
123
Mar-Apr 2001
 
Her Stories: Profiles in Courage
   
Issue No.
Date
She Works for Poor Women’s Rule: An Interview with Laro Janko
16
Jun-Jul 1983
“I Fought for My Life...and Won”
16
Jun-Jul 1983
First-Person account by Anjana Mishra : Hell of a Cure: Life in a ‘Lunatic’ Asylum
120
Sep-Oct 2000
A Conservative Rebel: Memories of an Unusual Mother
147
Mar-Apr 2005
 
 
National Defence and Nuclear Ambition
 
   
Issue No.
Date
India’s Nuclear Prowess: False Claims and Tragic Truths
109
Nov-Dec 1998
Rise of Bhasmasur: Are we Indeed a Nuclear Weapons Power Now?
113
Jul-Aug 1999
 
Science & Technology
   
Issue No.
Date
A Rule-Based War: Patent, Publish and Prosper
119
Jul-Aug 2000
Aiming at Technology Leadership: Making the Telecom and IT Revolution Work for India
126
Sep-Oct 2001
 
Short Stories and Poems
 
   
Issue No.
Date
Jagiro
4
Dec 79-Feb 80
The Day's Routine; God; Love; Security
56

Jan-Feb 1990

The Dilemma
62
Jan-Feb 1991
Lihaaf {The Quilt}
110
Jan-Feb 1999
Ondu Tundu Godae: A Bit of Wall
126
Sep-Oct 2001
 
Media Reviews
   
Issue No.
Date
Masculinity and Femininity in the Chess Players: Sexual Mores, Colonial Manoeuvres, and an Indian Game
92-93
Jan-Apr 1996
Film Review: Sita Turns Godmother
115

Nov-Dec 1999

 
Aims & Activities
 
 Select Campaigns and
 Constructive Engagements
Street Vendors
Policy Reform for Street Vendors
Manushi Swachha Narayani
Manushi Swachha Narayani Descends to Protect Street Vendors
Campaign on Behalf of Rickshaw Pullers
Campaign on Behalf of Rickshaw
Pullers
Sexual Harassment
Strategies to Combat Sexual
Harassment
Communal Conflicts
Efforts at Reducing Communal
Conflicts
Women’s Inheritance Rights
Campaign for Women’s Inheritance Rights
Books, Films and
Music Cassettes
• Zealous Reformers, Deadly Laws
This book, by one of pioneers of the contemporary women's rights movement in India, delves deeply into legislation and law enforcement to (Read more...)
 
• Deepening Democracy
Challenges of Governance and
Globalization in India
(Oxford University Press)
MADHU PURNIMA KISHWAR
Deepening Democracy
Deepening Democracy brings together essays on enduring issues such as human rights, governance, and the impact of globalization on the Indian citizen. The covers a range of issues from a glimpse of the License-Permit-
Raid Raj as it affects the livelihood of the selfemployed poor  (Read More…)
 
• Women Bhakta Poets:
Contains accounts of the life and poetry of some of the most outstanding women in Indian history from the 6th to the 17th
century — Mirabai, Andal, Avvaiyar, Muktabai, Janabai, Bahinabai, Lal
Women Bhakta Poets
Ded, Toral, Loyal. Many of these poems had never neen translated into english before  (Read More…)
 
Off the Beaten Track: Rethinking Gender Justice for Indian Women (OUP)
Religion at the Service of Nationalism and Other Essays (OUP)
In Search of Answers: Indian Women’s Voices from Manushi
The Dilemma and Other Stories by Vijaydan Detha
Gandhi and Women
Voices from the Save Himalaya Campaign: Interview with Sunderlal and Vimla Bahuguna (Hindi)
Roshni: A Street Play & Manushi Geet (Hindi)

Six documentary films by Madhu Kishwar

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