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The Name and its Meaning


The word ‘Manushi’ has many layers of meaning. It was coined for use as the name of this Journal by Madhu Kishwar from the Sanskrit word ‘manush’ or ‘manushya’, which means ‘human being’ as distinct from ‘purush’, which means ‘man’. The word ‘manushya’ is common to most Indian languages. The human race is referred to as ‘manushya jati’. ‘Manushyata’, another derivative, means humanity. The word Manushi at its simplest was coined to mean the humane as well as the feminine principle in humanity. The emphasis is on humanity, not manhood, because we feel “manhood” has too often been expressed through violence, warfare aggression and domination. Manushi is also close to the word manasi, which means ‘of the mind or intellect.’ In Bengali, when spelt as ‘Manoshi’, it means ‘dear to heart.’
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• 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 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
Ded, Toral, Loyal. Many of these poems had never neen translated into english before  (Read More…)
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