Women's Initiatives: A Women's Studies Collective
Women's Initiatives, founded by G. S. Jayasree [Head of the Institute of English, University of Kerala] in 2001, is a not-for-profit organization of academics and professionals who are committed to instilling the spirit of self-awareness in women by opening up the narrative on women’s issues and turning an academic spotlight on a broad range of women-centric themes. Our organization seeks to explore culture-specific relationships between women and their social environment. We are receptive to positive ideas, opinions, suggestions and constructive criticism from all quarters.
Women’s Initiatives is active in research, publication and dissemination relating to women’s issues. The research activities are under the aegis of Samyukta Research Foundation while publication and dissemination are carried out through Samyukta: A Journal of Women’s Studies. The Journal and the Foundation are allied and 'interlocking' initiatives to utilise all available forums to advance the objectives of the Women's Initiatives.
Post Box No. 1162, Pattom Palace P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram-695 004, Kerala, India.
January 2016 issue of Samyukta is guest edited by Prof. Sneja Gunew, Professor, University of British Columbia. The focus of this special issue Theories of Affect is relatively new and interdisciplinary in nature. Samyukta organized an International Seminar on Decolonizing Theories of Emotions from 11-13 November 2015, jointly with the Centre for Women’s Studies, University […]
This special issue of Samyukta about South Asian women’s writing guest edited by Uma Chakravarti interrogates women’s writing as a social document in which contestations at the heart of South Asia, the territorial unit and civilizational continuity, are inscribed. While various archives of women’s writing in South Asia exist, including Tharu and Lalita and other […]
This issue examines the complex relationship shared by the Indian Feminist Movement, the critical perspective of Women’s Studies and the new writings by women, by bringing to focus the major forces that contributed to the simultaneous development of these three in India. Stemming from a project done at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of […]