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Women Changing India

India is changing. And at the heart of this change are its women. The change is widespread and varied, individual and collective, reflecting the full spectrum of women’s lives, whether in politics or in economics, in business, or within their daily domestic work. This book maps—in words and in one hundred and fifty marvelous color photographs—some of the changes that are both visible and invisible in India today.
In Women Changing India, six writers flesh out the stories captured by photographers Raghu Rai, Martine Franck, Olivia Arthur, Alex Webb, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Patrick Zachmann from the world-renowned Magnum Photos. These beautiful and evocative photographs focus on the world of women working with the help of microloans, participating in grassroots governance, working behind the scenes in the Mumbai film industry, and moving into new jobs, often in male-dominated fields. Together, they are making contributions in varied fields and imagining a new future for themselves and other women. Featuring contributions from leading writers, Women Changing India offers a window into the lives of women living in South Asia today, bringing to public attention their complex realities and their aspirations for a better world.

220 pages | 150 color plates | 10 1/4 x 11 3/4 | © 2010

Art: Photography

Women's Studies

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Table of Contents

Women Changing India: An Introduction
      Urvashi Butalia and Anita Roy

Banking on Ourselves: Microcredit and Women’s Self-Help Groups
      Annie Zaidi
      Photos: Martine Franck
Women Driving Change: At Home in the World
      Mukul Kesavan
      Photos: Alex Webb
Empowerment at the Grassroots: Women Panchayats
      Amita Baviskar
      Photos: Patrick Zachmann
Behind the Scenes: Women in the Mumbai Film Industry
      Namrata Joshi
      Photos: Alessandra Sanguinetti
Imagining a Different Future: Generation Now
      Mitali Saran
      Photos: Olivia Arthur
The Heart of India: Women Icons
      Tarun Tejpal
      Photos: Raghu Rai
      Profiles: Peter Griffin, Anjum Katyal, Anita Roy, and Meena Kandasamy


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