The Zubaan trust, established in 2003, has worked on various projects in its fifteen years of publishing. Some of our recent work is:
Funded by the IDRC, the Sexual Violence and Impunity Project is an ambitious and wide-ranging study into sexual violence in conflict areas across the South Asia region. Bringing together individuals and groups working in five different countries - India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - the project will run for a period of three years until mid 2015.
For a full description of the scope of this pioneering study, visit the SVI Project website.
In 2006 Zubaan began work on a long-cherished dream: to map the women’s movement in India through the posters the movement had produced. The idea was to ask what the history of the movement would look like through its posters and the visual images it had used, the various campaigns that the movement has engaged with and the forms these campaigns have taken over a period of time.
With over 2,000 posters, placards and cloth banners, the Poster Women archive is now accessible online. We hope that the archive will serve not only women’s groups, feminist activists and other involved with the women’s movement in India, but will also be useful for students and researchers in the field of women’s studies, visual culture, arts and aesthetics and anyone who loves posters!
Take a look for yourself - visit the archive.
Cultures of Peace
Cultures of Peace – Festival of the Northeast tries to showcase the diverse and vivid cultures of India’s Northeast through writing, music, film, theatre, media, photography and so on and bring important, pertinent discussions to the forefront of public discourse. It aims to build bridges and make connections with the rest of India, and to create awareness of the region, as it is, in its present day context.
Since it started in 2011, the festival has been organised by Zubaan in collaboration with Khublei and supported by the Heinrich Boll Foundation. The festival is conceptualised and produced by Preeti Gill and Mary Therese Kurkalang, the festival directors. It was held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi for two years consecutively. In January/ February 2014 the third edition of Cultures of Peace was held across several cities: Pune, Mumbai and Guwahati in collaboration with local partners. For more information visit the programme website.
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Zubaan is an independent feminist publishing house based in New Delhi. We publish academic books, fiction, memoirs and popular nonfiction, as well as books for children and young adults under our Young Zubaan imprint, aiming always to be pioneering, cutting-edge, progressive and inclusive. Find out more.