Overview for Women Changing India
India is changing. At the heart of the change are its women.
The change is widespread and varied, individual and collective and is reflected across the spectrum of women’s lives, whether in politics or in economics, in their daily lives, in business, or the field of work within the home and outside.
This book attempts to map – in words and photographs – some of the change that is both visible and invisible in the India of today. Six writers from India write the stories that six photographers from the world-renowned Magnum Photos Agency capture. The photographers are Olivia Arthur, Martine Franck, Raghu Rai, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alex Webb, and Patrick Zachmann, and the writers are Amita Baviskar, Namrata Joshi, Mukul Kesavan, Mitali Saran, Tarun Tejpal, and Annie Zaidi.
Their beautiful and evocative photographs focus on the world of women working with microcredit, participating in grassroots governance, moving into new jobs, working behind the scenes in the male world of the Mumbai film industry, making their individual contributions in varied fields and imagining a new future for themselves and their sisters.
Urvashi Butalia (Editor)
Urvashi Butalia is a publisher and writer whose work includes the award-winning oral history of Partition, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India.
Anita Roy (Editor)
Anita Roy is a freelance critic and writer. Brought up in England, she has been based in New Delhi for over a decade, where she has worked as a publisher and editor for a variety of national and international publishing houses. She is currently commissioning editor with Young Zubaan.