The Public Life of Women: A Feminist Memory Project

The Public Life of Women: A Feminist Memory Project
The Public Life of Women: A Feminist Memory Project
The Public Life of Women: A Feminist Memory Project

The Public Life of Women: A Feminist Memory Project

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 organizations, 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 artifactually 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.


Curators: Diwas Raja Kc; NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati
Design: Valentina Abenavoli
Nepali translations: Prawin Adhikari
English copy-editing: Alston D’Silva
Nepali copy-editing: Rajendra Maharjan
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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