Concrete Women

By (author): Tara Atluri

People who live in South Asian cities re-shape politics and actualize constitutional rights, in
parks, on playgrounds, and in city streets. Each chapter in this book discusses feminist,
Transgender, and queer movements in urban India and Pakistan. The author has interviewed
those who are part of a generation of unabashedly courageous, intersectional feminists who are
living and working in South Asia and share their first-hand stories. These activists stage protests
and artistic interventions in a time period of legal reforms regarding queer rights, public debates
regarding sex, the rise of urbanization, and growing forms of Internet literacy and
accessibility. Concrete Women is a rumination on the distances between life and death, between unremitting violence and the possibility of justice.


Tara Atluri

Tara Atluri has a PhD in Sociology. She has written two books. The most recent, Uncommitted Crimes: The Defiance of the Artistic Imagi/nation (Inanna Publications, 2018) discusses subaltern artists in and from Turtle Island (Canada) whose inspiring artwork serves as political critique. Dr. Atluri’s first book, Azadi: Sexual Politics and Postcolonial Worlds (Demeter Press, 2016) draws on interviews with activists, protestors, and people throughout India after the 2012 Delhi gang rape case and the 2013 decision to uphold Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial law that criminalized LGBTQ people. After years of protest, Section 377 was partially struck down in 2018 making it legal to be queer in India. Tara lives in Toronto, ON.


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480 Pages
9.00in * 6.00in * 1.25in


November 07, 2023



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