Miscellaneous Writings

A selection of articles, papers, lectures, presentation and interviews presenting a feminist critique on a broad range of issues.

Engaging with India: Engaging with Feminism And the passion of "The Before Midnight’s Children”

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Annual Mahindra Lecture at The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University

Face to Face Confrontation

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Review of Ms. Devaki Jain's book- Close Encounters of Another Kind: Women and Development Economics, by Vidyut Bhagwat in Loksatta, March 2019

Feminism and Philosophy: Conjoined Twins?

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Lecture delivered at National Institute of Advanced Studies on February 16, 2019

Review of Close Encounters of Another Kind: Women and Development Economics

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Review by B. Shruti Rao, November- December 2018, Volume VI, Issue 6, pp. 76-78

#Metoo Urban Naxal

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Devaki Jain, 12 November 2018, Mainstream, Vol LVI No 47

Our Female Politicians Aren't Feminist

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Devaki Jain in coversation with Purvi Gupta from SheThe People, November 5, 2018

Patel in Bronze

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Devaki Jain, November 1, 2018, The Hindu

The Ship ( Journal of St Anne's College, Oxford University) features Journey of a Southern Feminist

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The Ship ( Journal of St Anne's College, Oxford University) features Journey of a Southern Feminist

Is Cleanliness Gandhi's Greatest Contribution to Nation Building

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Devaki Jain, 6 October 2018, Mainstream Weekly

Gandhi is Only About Cleanliness? Really!

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Devaki Jain, 2 October, The Citizen

5 Economic Assumptions Every Feminist Should Challenge

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Devaki Jain in conversation with Stephanie Newman, 05 June 2018, Writing on Glass

Speech delivered at the launch of Close Encounters of Another Kind

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Devaki Jain, 10 September, IIHS Bangalore

The Indomitable Winnie Mandela

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Devaki Jain, The Citizen, 6 April 2018

A Revolutionary Woman

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Devaki Jain, Economic and Political Weekly, 24 March 2018

A Feminism for the 99%

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Devaki Jain, The Citizen, 27th March 2018

Lecture given at Annual Festival in Kirori Mal College 'Geotime 2018'

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Borders: Going Beyond Gender, Devaki Jain, February 13, 2018

Pankaj Mishra's Age of Anger: A Long Road to Make A Short Point

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Devaki Jain, May 29, 2017, The Citizen

The Geese, the geese

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Devaki Jain, Oxford Magazine, No. 382, Eighth Week, Hilary Term 2017

How Phoolan Devi’s story reflects rural oppression

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Devaki Jain, Aug 18, 2014, The Asian Age

Interview: Devaki Jain, 2014

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Interview of Devaki Jain by Helen Thomas, Cherwell, May 26, 2014

Translating Symbolism into Action: AAP's Jhadus

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Vol - XLVIII No. 50, December 14, 2013, EPW

A Republic of Voices

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September 28th 2013, Web Exclusive

No Hands on the Loom

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The Indian Express, 6th June 2013

Brics in a continent of hope

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The Asian Age, April, 2013

A Writer and a Friend

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The Hindu, April 2013

Will inclusive growth bring swaraj for hind?

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May 28, 2010 - Devaki Jain, The Asian Age

Women’s worth

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Published in Hindustan Times on May 18, 2010

It’s time for a makeover

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Livemint 2010

Sen and the Power of Language

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In: Mint, August 2009

In Amartya Sen's new book, The Idea of Justice, he has "released", another important addition to our vocabulary, public reasoning-the key to his deeply argumentative book. "Open-minded engagement in public reasoning is quite central to the pursuit of justice," he writes.

The Universal Didi

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In: Mainstream, Vol. XLVI, No 23, May 28, 2008

About Nirmala Deshpande

A Jewel in the Himalayan crown

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In: Deccan Herald, 13 January 2008

The measure of progress that Bhutan wishes to use is Gross National Happiness, which could be a package of self strength, economic well-being and social homogeneity

Protecting the State and its Citizens:

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The implications of the ban on Arrack sales 2007

It is not surprising, that the people in the Arrack trade, whether they are the contractors or the brewers such as the Karnataka Arya Idigara Sangha, have raised their voice and cautioned the Government ...

Spaces and Hopes

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In: The Hindu, April 3, 2005

The recent special session in New York, of the Commission on the Status of Women revealed the extent to which those working for women's advancement wanted the U.N.'s space.

How Women's Leadership Can Transform The Nation: Durgabai Showed The Way

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Lecture in honour of Smt. Durgabai Deshmukh, Hyderabad July 15, 2004

The Poor got a Voice

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In: The Hindu, September 5, 2002

The best thing that happened to the World Summit on Sustainable Development was that it was held in South Africa ...

For Whom the Bell Tolls

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In: The Hindu, November 2, 2000

On the struggle in the Narmada Valley

Gender Inequity as Racism

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In: The Hindu, 23 September 2000

Every time Mr. Nelson Mandela speaks on issues of injustice, discrimination, inequality, oppression, he suggests that sexism is the other side of the coin of racism; that the two phenomena spring from the same mindset. ...

Delhi Bores and Swadeshi

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In: Indian Express Newspaper, Saturday, April 3, 1999

This is an age of "abuse", by now a part of common speech and concern. To child abuse, sexual abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and so on has recently been added a "swadeshi" abuse ...

The Needs of the Poor Come First

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Interview with Devaki Jain by Monte Leach In: Share International, Issue March 1998 (3 pages)

Tears of blood

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By, Feminist writer Devaki Jain on the terror attack in Mumbai. Available at www.harmonyindia.org

South Africa Meeting on Civil Disobedience

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Action Aid, South Africa

The India China Growth Stories with special reference to Impact on Women’s Employment

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By, Devaki Jain, Tang Lixia, Aruna Kanchi and Deepshikha Batheja