De-Eroticizing Assault: Essays on Modesty, Honour and Power, co-author, Calcutta: Stree, 2002. Co-author
Focussing on the many hegemonies that confont women and men today, this book presents fresh insights on the linkages among gender, culture and politics. The authors’ ‘concerns in politics have centred on questions of of culture and representation, on power and hegemonies that find legitimacy, in globalization, and the imperatives of anti-communal struggles in a field fractured by the globalizing politics of cultures.’ As feminists who have long worked in Andhra Pradesh, they have witnessed the coalition between globalization and fundamentalism and consider the disturbing portents for women, children, minorities and dalits. While reflecting on the increase in state repression, they also critique the way the Left revoplutionary parties too restrict women’s engagement.