Rahila Gupta

Forthcoming projects

Starting Over

An anthology of writings produced by the women’s support group at Southall Black Sisters which will be published and launched on 30 November 2019. I have been running writing workshops with the women and will be editing the anothology. Acclaimed writers like Jackie Kay, Meena Kandasamy, Esi Yankey, Moniza Alvi and Imitaz Dharkar will be invited to respond to these writings, a kind of literary conversation between two groups of BME women. They will also perform their work at the launch.

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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