Remembering Kalpana Mehta (feminist activist and co-founder of Saheli Women’s Resource Centre): “Writing about Kalpana, writing about the times”

Written by Ranjana Padhi and Laxmi Murthy, who have been associated with the autonomous women’s movement since the mid-1980s and were active in Saheli from around 1986-2006. Posted on August 9, the day Saheli was founded in 1981. There is no cure against mortality, yet there is a lingering sadness and a sense of loss... Continue Reading →

Healthcare Heroes: A New Call for Photo-Narratives

As the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic and watches with awe as the health-care community goes about its work, we at the Prajnya Archives invite you to celebrate the doctors, nurses and other caregivers and healers you know. Email your photos-with-narratives to archives.prajnya@gmail.com for inclusion in this special collection. Write "Healthcare Heroes" in the subject... Continue Reading →

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Dr. Vibhuti Patel in protests against gender violence

Dr. Vibhuti Patel, professor at SNDT university, is seen here participating with fellow activists in demonstrations against gender violence in Mumbai at the end of 2012. The occasion was a protest gathering of 18 women's rights organisations on 22nd December 2012, at the same spot where a young woman was slashed with a sickle by... Continue Reading →

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