As a Madras/Chennai-based organization and also an organization with an interest in documentation and history, we at Prajnya wanted to be apart of upcoming Madras Week celebrations. With limited human resources, we chose this blog as the venue of our celebration and invited our friends to write about Madras women they admired.
Prajnya celebrates Madras Week 2009
The Women Who Built Madras
Their Story, Your Words, Our History
Madras Week will be observed between August 16 and August 23 this year. Prajnya is committed to documenting and highlighting women’s contributions to public life–as political activists, as social workers, as members of mass movements, as public intellectuals and artists and as professionals.
This year, we celebrate Madras’ women achievers on The PSW Weblog (https://keepingcount.wordpress.com), a blog devoted to the interests and activities of Prajnya’s Politics, Security and Women Initiative.
We invite you to be part of this celebration by contributing between 400-800 words about a Madras/Chennai woman whose contribution to public policy, social change and political life you consider interesting and/or exceptional.
The post contributed could take the form of a profile; an anecdote; an extract from your own work about this person; an extract from their work with correct and full citation and a note explaining your choice; or photographs with a short write-up provided you have the permission to contribute the photograph. Your post may also be personal if this is a person known to you.
As you know, blog posts can be fairly informally written, but please make sure the posts have as full a citation as possible if you are referring to other sources.
We will tag the posts identifiably, along with a page of links to make them easily accessible. We will also make this project known via the social and news media.
Please let us know by return email that you would like to take part, and if possible, who you would like to write about. We would like to receive all the contributions by August 10th so that they can be edited and uploaded well in time.
Watch this space from tomorrow for the responses we received!