Picture this! : painting the women's movement / Painting the women's movement illustrations by Radhaben Garva ; accompanying text by Sushma Iyengar ; afterword by Kalpana Sharma. - New Delhi : Zubaan, 2013. - x, 147 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 29 cm

"Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS) and Zubaan have collaborated to bring you an unusual book that provides a visual insight into the rural women's movement through the art and times of Radhaben Garva, a leading member of KMVS, and an illustrator."--Page v.

From her home in a small village in the Kutch district of Gujarat, Dalit artist Radhaben Garwa has documented the rural women’s movement in Western India and beyond through her drawings. Her images-more than two hundred of them gathered here-tell stories of the women from her village and from the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan, the NGO she works with, in their campaigns for women’s rights, economic empowerment, and resistance to globalizing corporations.
In one sequence of pictures, Garwa receives a phone call inviting her to a meeting abroad; she draws the entire journey from village to airport, from the international destination to her first ride in an elevator. In another, she depicts the Chipko movement of the 1970s against deforestation; in a third, she shows the fragmentation of fields and farming activity as a result of globalization.
With an afterword by leading feminist journalist Kalpana Sharma, this full-color compendium of an artist’s work attests to the beauty in female solidarity.

9789381017685 (hbk.) 9381017689 (hbk.)


Feminism in art.
Women in art.
Country life in art.
Women--Social conditions.--India--Kachchh
Women in rural development--India--Kachchh.
Women in rural development.
Women--Social conditions.


ND1005.5.W66 / P53 2013

759.95475 GAR / 008121
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