A Million Faces of Gender Oppression – Journal

Newspaper article entitled A Million Faces of Gender Oppression by N. S. Jagannathan. Book review of Veetu Moolayil Oru Samayalarai (A Kitchen in the Corner of the House) a Collection of Short Stories by Ambai, published by Cre-A, 268 Royapettah High Road, Madras-14, 1988, pp.145, Rs.22.00. Also on the first page is a poem by Vikram Seth entitled Protocols (1990). Article dated January-February 1990. Extracted from The Book Review, Volume XIV, Number 1, page 39-40. 2 pages.



Illustration of Suniti and Bhadravati at the pizza parlour, image 2 – Image

This illustration is one of two (see digital item Suniti and Bhadravati at the pizza parlour – Image 1) created for the scene in Suniti Namjoshi’s 1985 fable, ‘The Conversations of Cow’. In this scene, the characters Suniti and her travelling companion Bhadravati the Brahmini cow are ordering pizza when the manager appears. He is angry that a cow is in his restaurant and confronts Suniti. The image differs from the previous digital item in shading and facial expressions of the characters. The illustration was created by American feminist writer and artist Mary Meigs (1917-2002).


Bhadravati’s Dream – Image

This illustration is by American feminist writer and artist Mary Meigs, (1917-2002) and depicts a scene in Suniti Namjoshi’s satirical fable, ‘The Conversations of Cow’ (The Women’s Press, London 1985). In the fable, Suniti’s companion, Bhadravati the Cow, dreams that she is back in India playing with chipmunks and her beloved poodle Suzanne.


Illustration of Bhadravati talking to Suniti – Image

This black and white illustration depicts the two main characters from Suniti Namjoshi’s 1985 fable, ‘The Conversations of Cow’ (The Women’s Press, London) talking to each other. In this scene Bhadravati, the Brahmini cow, has metamorphosed into a man. The illustration was created by American feminist writer and artist, Mary Meigs (1917-2002). The drawings were not used in the final publication of the book


Illustration of Bhadravati telling Suniti a story about cows – Image

This black and white drawing was created by American feminist writer and visual artist Mary Meigs (1917-2002). The illustration depicts the two main characters from Suniti Namjoshi’s fable ‘The Conversations of Cow’ (The Women’s Press, London, 1985). Suniti and her travelling companion Bhadravati the Brahmini cow are talking, and Suniti appears upset.


Illustration of the cow who ate everything – Image

This black and white digitised drawing is from a selection of illustrations by American feminist writer and artist, Marty Meigs (1917-2002). Meigs’ illustrations were created to accompany Suniti Namjoshi’s 1985 fable, ‘The Conversations of Cow’ (The Women’s Press, London). This drawing depicts a scene in the fable where the character Bhadravati tells her companion Suniti a story about a cow that ate everything in sight. The illustrations were not used in the final publication of the book.


Illustration of Suniti and cows seated at a table – Image

In this illustration for Suniti Namjoshi’s fable ‘The Conversations of Cow’, the character Suniti is depicted seated at a table having a meal with two cows who are talking happily to one another. ‘The Conversations of Cow’ was published by the Women’s Press in London in 1985. The illustrations by Mary Meigs, were not used in the final publication of the fable.