South Asian Feminisms grapples fearlessly with the most challenging questions of our time. What is the work of feminism in an age of accelerating state-sponsored violence? How do women resist the depredations of national and global security regimes? How has the combination of rights claims and international development machinery compromised feminist practice? When, where, and under what conditions has the rule of law failed women and consolidated new forms of gendered injustice? What, indeed, is the geopolitical remit of ‘South Asian feminisms,’ whether theoretical or practical? Ania Loomba and Ritty A. Lukose have assembled a formidable set of interlocutors whose interdisciplinary breadth is matched by their keen analyses, their graphic examples, and their categorical refusal of easy diagnoses. Put down your books and get up from your desks: This is a call to action—in the world, now, today.”—Antoinette Burton, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


“A rich collection of essays from scholars based in and outside of South Asia. These incisive essays testify to the vitality of South Asian feminist politics and the ability of feminist researchers and activists to analyze and engage with national, regional, and global pasts and futures. This is a project of solidarity as well as scholarship.”—Inderpal Grewal, author of Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms

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