Girlpower is Us! Fun, Fearless and Feminist

The book of this name (by Vani Subramaniam) is forthcoming from Zubaan, but writing in today's Hindu, Ritu Menon draws attention to the fact that about fifteen independent and autonomous women publishers have brought about a sea-change in the landscape of Indian publishing.

Most of them are very important to us at Scholars, so it is wonderful to be able to talk about all of them together-

Starting in 1984 with Kali for Women, India's (and Asia's) first feminist press, all the publishers on this page are self-made and fiercely independent... We keep posting about one or the other of them from time to time- so you have seen (and will continue to see more of!) them on our blog. After all, together they have several hundred titles.... so Girlpower is indeed them!

The titles they offer are eclectic, ranging from academic books to teen fiction, to books for children, and books for men. And women. Gender issues. Politics. Caste. Art. Translations. Fantasy. Journals. Book Reviews... You name the genre, its here in this set... In short, they are just publishers who want to have fun... Good for all of us that they do!