We started November on a high note by launching our new anthologies published in collaboration with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation—‘The Many That I Am: Writings from Nagaland’ and ‘Crafting the Word: Writings from Manipur’—at the Arunachal Literature & Arts Festival. The books were also launched in Imphal, and the launch was featured in local newspaper ‘The People’s Chronicle’.
As part of India Habitat Centre’s Samanvay Festival, three of our Zubaan-SPF grantees—Leki Thungon, Hrishita Rajbangshi, and Ditilekha Sharma—were part of a panel titled Our Writings, Our Stories: New Voices from the Northeast. Moderated by Urvashi Butalia, the discussion centred around their experiences of conducting research in the Northeast. The discussion was also covered by mainstream media outlets.
Supported by the Stepping Stones and Body of Evidence projects, this month saw more performances by Shabari Rao, Padmalatha Ravi and Anuradha HR as part of the Under the Raintree Women’s Cultural Festival in Bangalore. We also continued our #WednesdaysForWomensHistories social media campaign on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Some of these essays have also been reposted to media platforms like Livemint and Raiot.
We also continued posting the e-Essays of the Zubaan-SPF grantees (2018-19) on all our social media platforms under the #WednesdaysforWomensHistories hashtag. Make sure you’re following us to ensure that you don’t miss anything.