In Conversation: G.S. Jayasree
WHEN WE DARED TO PUBLISH: EXPERIENCES OF AN EDITOR
Women’s Studies Narrative Travails and Triumphs edited by Rekha Pande
Women’s Initiatives, founded by Prof. G. S. Jayasree, is a not-for-profit organisation of academics and professionals which was formed in the year 2000. A collective of seven Women’s Studies scholars, it is committed to instilling the spirit of self-awareness in women by focussing on studies and research issues pertaining to women, with reference to India in the context of globalisation. The broad objective is to highlight the relevance of knowledge in any endeavour for freedom. The members are committed to exploring culture-specific responses to women’s problems and are receptive to positive ideas, opinions, suggestions and constructive criticism from all quarters. The collective brought forth a journal, Samyukta- A Journal for Women’s Studies, which was later rechristened Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture.
Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture has a legacy, starting with the launch of the foundation’s initial print journal Samyukta: A journal of Women’s Studies in 2001, by G S Jayasree who was then teaching at the Institute of English- a Department under the University of Kerala.
Samyukta Research Foundation
Research signifies a move towards attaining higher knowledge. Plato might say that ‘one can inquire neither into what one knows, nor into what one does not know’. This statement precludes prior knowledge and problematizes the complex nature of language.