First Research Presentation

On July 21, 2008, Dr. Linda Racioppi made the first-ever research presentation at Prajnya. She spoke on "Researching Women, Social Movements and the Politics of Transition."

The Prajnya Gender Talks

A Prajnya Resource Centre Programme

The Women's History Roundtable Series began as a platform for academics to share their research with Prajnya volunteers. It was envisioned primarily as a continuing education programme for the team, which came from different backgrounds to work primarily on gender equality issues. We also opened the sessions to the public, knowing that in Chennai, there were few open venues where an interested person might listen to new research findings and ideas.

The very first presentation was made in 2008 by Dr. Linda Racioppi, Michigan State University, at the Brie cafe in the Oxford Bookstore (now closed) and she spoke about her research on women's peace movements in Russia and Ireland. In our blog report, we wrote: "The series is intended primarily to provide the PSW team with insights into both the subject matter of women in public affairs and issues and challenges relating to the research process in this field. We hope to have these sessions on a monthly basis."

Prajnya Gender Talks: June 2022

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Prajnya Gender Talks

Women's History Roundtable Series: Series Five

Women's History Roundtable Series: Series Four

Women's History Roundtable Series: Series Two and Three, 2011-13

Women's History Roundtable Series: Series One, 2009

  • Retracing The Positive Identity Of Devadasis And Their Contributions To The Social, Cultural and National Movement In Tamil Nadu, Dr. M. Bhuvaneswari, September 12, 2009
  • Engendering History: Experiences of Writing Nonbrahmin Women’s History, Dr. S. Anandhi, July 11, 2009
  • Collecting Personal Narratives: Pleasures and Perils of Intimate Ethnography, Dr. M.D. Muthukumaraswamy, June 13, 2009
  • Encoding Women's Identity in Madras Presidency, Dr. Prema Kasturi, April 11, 2009
  • The Other Half of the Coconut, Dr. Srilata K., March 14, 2009