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The Public Life of Women : A Feminist Memory Project

The Public Life of Women : A Feminist Memory Project

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English and Nepali

558 pages
12 cm x 17 cm 
Edition 1st edition, 2023
ISBN 9789937141123
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Since 2018, Nepal Picture Library has been collecting photographs and other archival materials with the objective of creating an open visual repository of feminist experiences in Nepal.
The Public Life of Women, originally curated as an exhibition, showcases selections from this archive. Put together from contributions made by over 150 individuals and organisations, this photobook flashes instances from the past to present publicness itself as a key feminist strategy in Nepal. 

A first-of-its-kind publication, The Public Life of Women is also a testimony to the archival and artifactual orientation of feminism at large. Containing more than 500 images, accompanying exhibition texts in English and Nepali, as well as a conversation between curators Diwas Raja Kc and NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, this volume engages fundamental questions of public memory and feminist histories.

Nepali translations: Prawin Adhikari 
English copy-editing: Alston D'Silva 
Nepali copy-editing: Rajendra Maharjan
Design: Valentina Abenavoli
Curators: Diwas Raja Kc; NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati
Organisation: Nepal Picture Library 
Production: Shikhar Bhattarai; Biraj Maharjan 
Research Design: Diwas Raja Kc 
Research Coordinators: Bunu Dhungana; Yutsha Dahal; Muna Gurung 
Researchers: Agastaya Thapa; Nisha Rai; Nikita Tripathi; Amita Sharma; 
Hikmat Nepali; Madhu Shahi; Manika Jha; Nishu Joshi; 
Parwat Portel; Renuka Giri; Sabita Pandey; Sabitri Gautam; Shikha Kiran; Sita Mademba; Sarita Thapa

Printed and bound in New Delhi, India by Naveen Printers. The contents of this publication was first prepared as an exhibition titled The Public Life of Women. This publication was made possible by a grant from Foundation for a Just Society.

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