This walk is being organised as part of the “जहान-ए-ज़न 2018" – (World of women) Event Series on occasion of International Women's Day 8th March.
Re-discover stories and re-claim experiences in Delhi that are an indelible testimony to the impact of women who have helped shape Delhi's destiny, Then in the past and Now in the present !!!
Delhiwallas are familiar with the stories of mighty Sultans & Baadshahs who ruled from Delhi over the last 9-10 centuries...
But missing from these stories and narratives are the women. So, does it mean that the queens, princesses, concubines and eunuchs, who although relegated to the ‘zenanas’ (ladies’ quarters) of the palace, didn’t achieve anything consequential to be recorded in history?
Those who have read and researched on life behind the scenes will tell you that they had and that they created their own spaces, held on to them and ruled them, despite difficult odds. The event brings to you tales of some women who played an important role in creating many stories of dissent, a glimpse into their challenges and achievements, their lives and loves; and how despite resistance they successfully negotiated this vibrant space to influence the course of history!
And as we do so, let us reflect on our popular notions of power and powerlessness, question how we understand conservatism and oppression and take a fresh look at the women's movement and the equally important role of men in it.
WE INVITE MEN TO BE AN EQUAL PART WITH THE WOMEN WHO ARE JOINING THIS WALK. We request all our DBF community's women members to join in with their brothers, fathers, husbands and boyfriends also, to help increase the dissemination of the 'narrative on gender equality'.
- Looking at Delhi's history from a different/alternate narrative
-Studying the role of women (from the Sultanate and Mughal Periods) till date in creating and becoming part of voices of dissent
-Reflecting on the acts of women to claim physical and other spaces in history
-Drawing implications for women living in the city
DATE & TIME: 11th March 2018, 8:30AM - 12:00PM
VENUE/MEETING POINT: Chandni Chowk Metro Station (Exit Gate#1) on Yellow Line. (Once you reach please call Ayush @ 9968249346 to meet us)
CHARGES: Rs 500/- per person* (inclusive of tea/snacks).
* Limited Student's Passes available for Rs 200/- (Students need to show valid Student ID Proof at Venue)
* Children below 15 yrs are not allowed
BOOK HERE: https://www.payumoney.com/events/#/buyTickets/voiceofdissent
1) The presentation will be done in Hindustani/English/Urdu
2) We have limited seats, and prior booking is necessary.
See our other walks of the “जहान-ए-ज़न 2018" Celebrations of Womanhood HERE: http://delhibyfoot.in/upnext
For any kind of other queries/clarifications call Ramit @ 9871181775
ESSENTIALS TO WEAR & CARRY:
1- Avoid carrying any large bags/unnecessary weight/valuable items to avoid any hassle as we walk in Chandni Chowk area
2- Delhi is reeling under plastic waste, let's not pollute our city any further, so request you to carry your own bottle of water.
3- Comfortable walking shoes. Not that we will stop any flip-flop wearers from joining us!
JAYA IYER: Jaya, a co-founder, is also the CFO (Chief Fun-in-learning Officer!!!) of DelhiByFoot, leading all our special Educational Workshops/Projects and Heritage Conservation initiatives. Jaya’s life is a journey exploring the warp & weft of the world of art, social development and ecological integrity through theatre, education, social action on issues of gender equality, alternate education for young adults and spirituality. In her various avatars she has been a CEO of a medium sized non-profit, foot soldier of a farmers’ movement, a faculty in Delhi University, creator, actor and director of over 300 street-plays and several award winning stage productions, a trained dancer and a Kalaripayattu martial artist. A pacca Dilliwallah, her love-affair with Delhi knows no bounds and has manifested in form of being one of the earliest and most active organisers of heritage and nature walking experience in Delhi over the past 20 years.
GOURI CHUGH: Gouri dons many hats; content researcher & developer, educational book author, editor and consultant, extempore 'Shaira' (Urdu poet), home-maker and bread-winner and more! Although she holds a B.El.Ed degree & M.A. (Pol. Sc.) from JNU & has over 10 years of experience in the field of imparting a more gender-neutral educational perspective, working with state-run research organisations like NCERT, NGOs like AID Delhi, digital learning companies & publishing houses, it is her other 'full-time' hobby of writing poetry and satire that keeps her sane in what she calls is a 'world gone bonkers!!'