Cities in Fiction A project which is creating an online databases of cities mentioned in fiction. There is an emphasis on India. Browse to get an alphabetical list. Entries give type of fiction, location mentioned and publication details.
Search (ideasforindia.in) An international portal which publishes articles and reports relating to evidence-based growth and development issues in India. It includes materials from India-based researchers. Wide coverage of agriculture, industry, environmental issues, urbanisation, social identity and poverty.
The Awakening of Indian Women is an account of the Indian feminist movement in the early decades of the twentieth century. The book, inspired by Marxist feminism, was written in the 1930s by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and other activists and has recently been republished. The book launch was filmed and can now be viewed here In […]
CrossAsia Portal The portal has been set up by the Specialised Information Service Asia (Fachinformationsdienst Asien) at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Includes library catalogues and open access repositories including Asian language materials. Some full text is for subscribers only. British Library’s Voices of Partition Recordings from the British Library Sound Archive and archival material about the […]
The collections digitised in this project consist mostly of photographs dating from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. They include historic records from tea planters associations with photos of tea plantations and their owners and workforces.
The Indian Women and War (1939-1945) project was created by Believe in Me CIC with funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is working with young people to explore the impact of the Second World War on Indian women. It aims to make visible their contribution to the war effort. The website includes videos, booklets […]
Available via Youtube This series explores the way that #MeToo Movement was translated and transformed in China, India, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It is curated by Dr Monika Winarnita of Deakin University and associated with The Asian Media and Cultural Studies Network, an initiative of Deakin University with partners from Tsinghua and Wuhan Universities […]
A new comic book based on a wider research project funded by the University Grants Commission and the UK-India Educational Research Initiative and led by Radhika Govinda and Krishna Menon. It considers feminisms in the academy, focusing upon questions of identity, pedagogy and violence. A key issue is: How has feminism become institutionalised in the academy, […]
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According to the Times of India women are likely to be the silent ‘majority’ as female turnout is predicted to be higher than men’s. Carnegie Endowment also has an interesting blog post discussing this, as does Asia Dialogue. However according to the IPU there are far fewer women candidates (only 8.1% in 2014). See the situation and compare […]
British Academy funded project involving staff from Kings College London, LSE and Indian universities. It aims to investigate the potential role of technology in addressing infrastructure blind spots and building safer cities for women in India. See the description. The blog has workshop material which gives examples of innovative uses of technology for safety audits of geographic […]