Rahila Gupta

Forthcoming projects

Rubaiyat of Rojava

As associate writer with idle women, an art project, On the Water, based on a narrow boat on the canals of Lancashire, I will be writing the Rubaiyat of Rojava in the style of the famous poem by Omar Khayyam, to be performed and published in 2017, subject to funding.

Tara Arts commission

For the 70th anniversary of Indian independence in 2017, Tara have commissioned myself and my daughter, Atiha Sen Gupta, to write a play about the partition.

Why Doesn’t Patriarchy Die?

A collaboration with Beatrix Campbell.

We want to know what makes patriarchy so resilient and how it fits with diverse political systems – capitalism, socialism, theocracy.

We want to find the fissures and contradictions and the ways in which the rise of feminist resistance is unsettling the new order. This book will investigate where and why patriarchy flourishes and where and why feminism thrives?

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