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Deepening Democracy :
Challenge of Governance and Globalization in India (Oxford University Press)
Off the Beaten Track :  Rethinking Gender Justice for Indian Women (OUP)
Religion at the Service of Nationalism and Other Essays (OUP)
In Search of Answers :Indian Women’s Voices from Manushi
The Dilemma and Other Stories by Vijaydan Detha
Gandhi and Women (Manushi Prakashan)
Voices from the Save Himalaya Campaign : Interview with Sunderlal and Vimla Bahuguna (Hindi)
Women Bhakta Poets
Select Articles on Enduring Concerns
  Women’s Rights and Wrongs
  Economic Warfare Against Rickshaw Owners/Pullers
  Aspects of Indic Culture: Of Humans and Divinities
Giving a Voice to Street Vendors
  Politics of Massacres, Riots and Communal Conflicts
  Towards Solution of the Kashmir Problem
  Battles for Basic Needs
  Politicians Who Make a Difference
  Women in Politics
  Battles to Protect Environment and Crisis in Farm Sector
  Her Stories: Profiles in Courage
  National Defence and Nuclear Ambition
  Science & Technology
  Short Stories and Poems
  Media Reviews
  Latest Release

Madhu Purnima Kishwar
Zealous Reformers,
Deadly Laws


This book, by one of pioneers of the contemporary women's rights movement in India, delves deeply into legislation and law enforcement to explore the reason why laws enacted for the purpose of enforcing women's rights in India end up producing such dismal results. A running theme in the book is the need to adopt a culturally sensitive approach to social reform that respects the aspirations and cherished values of those in whose lives we wish to introduce change. (Read More…)
Founder and Editor
Madhu Purnima Kishwar
Indic Studies Network
(in colaboration with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies)
About Manushi Sangathan
Meaning of the word MANUSHI

Select Campaigns and Constructive Engagements

Policy Reform Work for Street Vendors

Sewa Nagar Pilot Project
Policy Reform Work for Rickshaw Pullers
Pictorial account of the absurdities of cycle rickshaw policy
Latest Updates
Manushi - CSDS Alternative Bill for Enhancing Women`s Representation in Legislatures


  Listen to Songs ....
 What They Say About MANUSHI...
Manushi is thoughtful, incisive and enlightening. More than just feed information, it asks questions that should be asked. It should definitely be read by all those who want to do something for India.
Maneka Gandhi,
former Minister for Enviroment and Social Justice
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