This is the fourth in the series by Women Unlimited on ‘Issues in Contemporary Indian Feminism’. Each volume so far, other than providing a range of excellent writing on key issues, has tried to explode the myth of a singular feminist position on an issue by bringing out the nuances of divergent positions within the women’s movement. In this comprehensive hold-all, Brinda Bose (whose last edited volume Translating Desire was a beautifully produced set of essays on the representation of female desire in popular culture) collects censorship-related memorabilia primarily from the 1980s and 90s and packages it chronologically to present us with a remarkable compendium. It is an exhaustive haul; from the odd thought-piece to legal reviews to statements by NGO-combines to theory to government policy papers, Bose just about covers everything.
October 2007, volume 31, No 10