Speaker’s Profile : Ritu Menon

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Founder and Publisher, Women Unlimited

Ritu Menon has been in publishing for over thirty-five years, the last twenty-five as a feminist publisher. She co-founded Kali for Women in 1984, and is founder of Women Unlimited, an associate of Kali. She has written extensively on women and religion, women and violence, women in situations of armed conflict, and on the gendering of citizenship, through her work on women and the nation. She is the author of Borders & Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition (1998), a ground-breaking study in Partition historiography, has co-authored Unequal Citizens: A Study of Muslim Women in India (2004) and Educating Muslim Girls: A Comparison of Five Indian Cities (2005), and co-edited In a Minority: Essays on Muslim Women in India (2005). She has also edited No Woman’s Land: Women from Pakistan, India & Bangladesh Write on the Partition of India (2004), and several anthologies of stories by Indian women. She has also authored Out of Line: A Personal/Political Biography of Nayantara Sahgal (2014). She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2011.​