Samyukta India Press
Samyukta India Press (SIP) is the book publishing wing of Samyukta Research Foundation.
The Press aims at consolidating the capabilities we have gained over the last 20 years in the domain of academic publishing. The professed objective of Samyukta Research Foundation is to provide a platform for scholars who are constantly furthering disciplinary boundaries through critical engagements in gender, culture and other related fields. For this purpose, SIP will bring out book-length studies, monographs and collections of research papers on a wide range of disciplines.
Material for publication will be accepted at SIP only after rigorous review. The Press is venturing out into the publication of creative writing as well as English translations of literatures from across the world. It is our belief that daring experiments in literature will transform reader experience, taking human minds to new and unchartered waters.
Samyukta India Press will encourage cognitive flexibility in academic publishing, with a happy combination of critical thinking and creative expression.
Women and Development
The volume is a collection of select papers that originally appeared in different issues of Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture over a period of 20 years.The book situates contemporary debates on women and development in the context of gender identity and gendered representation vis-à-vis globalisation, demographic transition, labour, access to resources, social mobility, political participation and so on. The papers promote an interdisciplinary inquiry into how different dimensions of socio-political and cultural life intersect with categories of gender and sexuality to determine the development quotient.
Editors: G. S. Jayasree & S. Devika
Women and Health
The volume is a collection of select papers that originally appeared in different issues of Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture over a period of 20 years. The book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the gender dynamics affecting health and access to healthcare. They cover a range of sociological concerns over women’s physical and mental health, their abuse within the family and at workplace, violence against women, poor health under circumstances of poverty, unemployment, child bearing and rearing and so on.
Editors: G. S. Jayasree & S. Devika
Women and Culture
The volume is a collection of select papers that originally appeared in different issues of Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture over a period of 20 years. Covering a wide spectrum of areas from women’s movements and Islamic feminism to feminist writing, rewriting his-stories and celebrating the queer and staging gender these essays discuss the equations of power as represented in literature, art, theatre, cinema, rituals and social customs.
Editors: G. S. Jayasree & S. Devika
In the present scenario of environmental crisis, there are various factors that contribute to the decay and destruction of the physical environment. The most fundamental of them is the human-centric unsustainable development that privileges man over ecology. Proactive measures to conserve the environment are the need of the hour, and they must involve everyone. the queer and staging gender these essays discuss the equations of power as represented in literature, art, theatre, cinema, rituals and social customs.
Editors: S Devika & Lakshmi Menon
In the present world, several factors contribute to creating an environmental crisis. The most fundamental of them is the human-centric unsustainable development that privileges man over ecology. Proactive measures to conserve the environment are the need of the hour, and they must involve everyone. As a step to raise environmental consciousness among students, University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, has made mandatory a course in Environmental Studies for all undergraduate programmes in universities and colleges across the country. This textbook has been prepared in accordance with the syllabus recommended by UGC.
Authors: S. Devika & Lakshmi Menon
Marguerite Duras is a widely read and critically acclaimed French writer of the twentieth century. Duras is no stranger to India. Her “India Cycle Series” had India as the background. However, Duras’ works have not found a loyal readership in the country, maybe because of the deceptively scattered looking nature of some of her major works. Another reason could be that none of Duras’s works have been translated into any of the Indian languages.
This translation brings to those in Kerala, an opportunity to read Duras in Malayalam. Sreedevi K Nair has moved into the language, this intense story of love/pranayam as she has decided to translate the title into Malayalam, adding that delicate scent of the distant seas to Duras’ smouldering prose. It reminds us of a fresh and clear morning on a beach after a particularly fierce bout of rain.
Author: Marguerite Duras
Translator : Sreedevi K. Nair
Padmanabhan’s stories, pure poetry in prose, speak to our wounded and fragmented times with a life-asserting gusto and all-pervading empathy that is rare in contemporary literature. Stories: T. Padmanabhan which was released by Samyukta India Press in November 2020 is a collection of 30 world – class stories by T. Padmanabhan. These stories which breathe the little known culture of Kerala in India, efface an isolated, insular world view and celebrate a truly inclusive world of plants, insects, birds, animals and human beings. The volume is a fitting tribute to T. Padmanabhan, the living literary legend of Malayalam, the language of the small southern state of Kerala in India.
Author: T. Padmanabhan
Translators : Sreedevi K. Nair & Laila Alex
Monographs Series on Life writing
The Samyukta Monographs on Life-Writing are conceptualised with the specific objective of strengthening theories and narratives on Life-Writing as a counter-position to western cultural paradigms. This we believe will lead to a shift in the way lives of men and things are looked at in the academic circles and eventually in global cultural spaces.
The Monographs are structured in three parts. The first part explains the ways of writing lives, often making history. It then moves on to tracing the histories and practices of life writing with particular reference to a region, issue, topic or person. This forms the core of the Monograph. The concluding section offers a re-reading of the foundational theories of Life-writing, affording possibilities of fresh interpretations. The Monographs also have a section on terms used in Life Writing Studies, a detailed bibliography and an index, making it an ideal source book for scholars and lay readers alike.
The brilliance of an author rests on the deep understanding of the historical and conceptual aspects of the issues s/he chooses to discuss, and it is this grounded scholarship that makes this Monograph Series from Samyukta India Press outstanding. Prepared by young scholars on the finer aspects of writing lives in different ways and across different cultures, these Monographs are recommended to the discerning reader who wishes to have an in-depth knowledge of Life-Writing here and now.