Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9788189013127 Will Publish October 2014 World sales rights except India
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9789383074747 Will Publish October 2014 World sales rights except India

We Also Made History

Women in the Ambedkarite Movement

Urmila Pawar and Meenakshi Moon

Urmila Pawar and Meenakshi Moon

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Translated and with an Introduction by Wandana Sonalkar
360 pages | 8 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9788189013127 Will Publish October 2014 World sales rights except India
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9789383074747 Will Publish October 2014 World sales rights except India
Originally published in Marathi in 1989, this contemporary classic details the history of women’s participation in Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Dalit movement for the first time. Focusing on the involvement of women in various Dalit struggles since the early twentieth century, the book goes on to consider the social conditions of Dalit women’s lives, daily religious practices and marital rules, the practice of ritual prostitution, and women’s issues. Drawing on diverse sources including periodicals, records of meetings, and personal correspondence, the latter half of the book is composed of interviews with Dalit women activists from the 1930s. These first-hand accounts from more than forty Dalit women make the book an invaluable resource for students of caste, gender, and politics in India. A rich store of material for historians of the Dalit movement and gender studies in India, We Also Made History remains a fundamental text of the modern women’s movement.
A. Mangai | The Hindu
“It is indeed a proud achievement that a book written originally in Marathi…has been made available in English so soon. The book has marked the paths trodden by the pioneers of the movement. It is a treasure to Dalit and Dalit feminist studies [and] throws open seminal issues in feminist historiography.”
Anupama Rao | The Book Review
“[A] timely and elegant translation…”
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