In Jaipur, New Feminists Are Born

New York Times

The women’s rights activists Ruchira Gupta and Gloria Steinem are keeping a diary of their travels throughout India as they meet the country’s young feminists, writers and thought leaders. In this installation for India Ink, Ms. Gupta and Ms. Steinem take part in the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Jan. 17, Friday: Gloria and I walk under a canopy of brightly embroidered umbrellas toward Diggi Palace, a 200-year-old Persian-style estate, in whose courtyards and gardens the Jaipur Literary Festival has just started. We are officially here to hold a public conversation about our new book, “As If Women Matter,” but unofficially we want to meet student activists, new and old feminists, writers, poets, storytellers and book lovers in this five-day feast of people and ideas. Continue Reading.