Women on a Ledge – Illustrated Feminist Identities from India

By Manasee Jog
Keywords: Feminism, Gender, India, Visual Culture, Female Form, Identity, Personal History, Illustration


Feminism, as documented and theorized in western history, is often said to have its early beginnings in the second half of the 19th century as an important paradigm of social reform. Given the rich history of visual culture and arts in India; to trace the development and transformation of local and contemporary Indian art forms, especially illustration, offers a unique avenue to discuss the on-going relevance of this form as a mode of expression in the context of gender, specifically the ‘female’.

This paper traces and examines…

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