One of the key motivations behind our undertaking the Poster Women project was to document the history of the women’s movement in India, and as we prepared to put the digital archive on the net, we realized that any recording of history is incomplete without the histories of the people involved in it. Therefore, in order to supplement and enrich the information provided in the posters, we decided to do two things:
We asked many women activists and academicians to write about their involvement in and visual memories of the women’s movement. A brief account of their lives – personal, informal, varied – have been documented here.
We asked feminist activists who have been part of the women’s movement for many years to interview their colleagues and comrades to tell their individual stories, things that they don’t tell because all too often they are not asked, and through their lives to trace a history of women’s activism.