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Daughters of India
Art and Identity

by Stephen P Huyler

The book profiles 20 women from diverse communities connected by a single thread: creative expression.
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Category: Culture, Photography, Women's Studies
Tags: Indian women, creative expression, art, struggle
 
IN STOCK
229 x 297 mm | 9 x 11.7 in
Hardcover | 264 pages
262 colour photographs
ISBN:
978-81-89995-01-0 (Mapin)
978-0-944142-70-2 (Grantha)?
 
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Table of contents

  • Introduction

  • Author’s Note

  • PUSHPA: Unsettling the Slums
    Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • LALITA: Embracing the New
    Begumpura, Sawai Madhopur District, Rajasthan

  • CHANDABEN: Sewing Threads of Hope
    Bhujodi, Kachchh District, Gujarat

  • SAVITRI: Determining Dowry
    Dhunlo, Kurdha District, Orissa

  • INDRA: Painting Beyond the Margins
    Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

  • PADMA: Learning Her Art
    Madurai, Tamil Nadu

  • ACHAMMA: Programming the Future
    Kochi, Kerala, and Bangalore, Karnataka

  • KUSIMA: Nurturing the Shunned
    Badami, Bijapur District, Karnataka

  • BIDULATA: Welcoming the Goddess
    Bantaligram, Puri District, Orissa

  • MINHAZZ: Advocating for Artists
    New Delhi

  • GANI DEVI: Preparing for aWedding
    Nagri, Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh

  • SAMABAI: Rebuilding a New Life
    Ludiya, Kachchh District, Gujarat

  • BIMLA: Beseeching Recognition
    Kazakpura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

  • SHYAMALI: Protesting through Her Art
    Santiniketan, West Bengal

  • SONABAI: Beautifying Her Isolation
    Puhputra, Surguja District, Chhatisgarh

  • LARKU: Balancing on the Brink
    Ambesari, Thane District, Maharashtra

  • SUNITHI: Conveying Her Universe
    Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • ROOPA: Breaking Boundaries
    Brahmpuri, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

  • GIRIJA DEVI: Managing the Family
    Singhpur, Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh

  • SWAYAM: Adjusting Overseas
    Queens, New York

  • Getting There

  • Resources for Action

  • Acknowledgements

 

 

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Description

One in every six women in the world lives in India, more than the combined female populations of North America, the European Union and the Middle East. Yet most people outside India know little about Indian women, who often receive confusing and inaccurate press covering.

Daughters of India: Art and Identity profiles 20 women from diverse communities ranging from the rice paddies of far southern India to the tea plantations of the Himalayas and from the dry western deserts to the verdant east coast. They represent every woman: the traditional and the contemporary, the repressed and the highly innovative, the outcast and the entrepreneur. In their battles against adversity, their own words express their innate strength.

All these women are connected by a single thread: creative expression. Some view themselves as artists while others would be surprised to be identified in this manner, but each woman creatively embellishes her daily or seasonal life. Indian women are often completely unconscious of their artistry, and it is only recently that they have drawn any attention. Daughters of India is about change in the face of almost impossible odds, personal initiative that carves out a new identity, and implacable insistence on the recognition of human rights.

About the Author
Author and photographer Stephen P Huyler has spent three-and-a-half decades documenting Indian art as it relates to ritual and society.

Additional Information

This book is available in territories other than South Asia through another publisher.

 
 

Praise

“Few authour have seen India through such understanding eyes”

News India-Times

"Huyler’s lens captures the colours and conditions of their lives in vivid details. The book is as much about women as about art and photography."

The Telegraph, India

"This volume should appeal to anyone with an interest in India or women’s issues, but the stories and pictures are compelling enough to engage even the most casual reader."

—Sharon Flesher, ForeWord Reviews

 

 

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