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Kali for Women: Feminist Publishing in India

Kali for Women was Asia's first feminist publishing company, founded by two visionaries in 1984. Ritu Menon and Urvashi Butalia, two zealous women came together and pooled $100 to begin that which may be called a revolution in terms of feminist publishing in India. The objective behind this venture was to bring women's work out of Social Studies’ books and into the areas of fiction, memoirs, and biographies, even pamphlets and monographs; to bring women's writing into the foreground; to build up a knowledge base of such writing; and to provide a forum and a platform for women's writing on a range of issues.

The Kali for Women publishing house was set up as a nongovernmental organization. Butalia and Menon took on editorial jobs and design ...

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