Gita Ramaswamy - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
10:15 am

தமிழ் Crossings

AJ Thomas, Gita Ramaswamy, Mini Krishnan and VS Sreedhara

Day 1
4:00 pm

Land, Guns, Caste, Woman

Gita Ramaswamy with Cynthia Stephen


Gita Ramaswamy has worked extensively with Dalits on bonded labour, agricultural wage labour, and land entitlements, but is better known for her 42-year work in Telugu publishing with the Hyderabad Book Trust. She also writes and translates extensively. Among her works are:
1. The Child and The Law, Unicef, 1996
2. Women and The Law, Unicef, 1997
3. Co-author of The Lambadas: A Community Besieged, Unicef, 2002
4. Co-author of Taking Charge of Our Bodies: A Health Handbook for Women, Penguin, 2004
5. India Stinking: Manual Scavengers in Andhra Pradesh and Their Work, Navayana, 2005 (Maaku voddu ee chandalam in Telugu with Vimala)
6. Co-author of On Their Own: A socio-legal investigation of inter-country adoption in India, Otherwise Press, 2007
7. Co-author of The Oxford Anthology of Telugu Dalit Writing, OUP, 2016
8. Translated Life in Anantharam, Banyan Tree Books, 2016 (ooru, vaada, batuku: Devulapalli Krishnamurthy)
9. Authored Jeena Hai To Marna Seekho: The Life and Times of George Reddy, Hyderabad Book Trust, 2016
10. Edited Here I Am and other stories, Ratna Books, 2018 (stories of P.Sathyavathi)
11. Edited Prison Notes of a Woman Activist, Ratna books, 2021 (stories by B. Anuradha)
12. Co-translated Kakka, Hawakkal, 2021 (novel by Vemula Yellaiah)