Painting the Women’s Movement
Distributed for Zubaan Books
In one sequence of pictures, Garwa receives a phone call inviting her to a meeting abroad; she draws the entire journey from village to airport, from the international destination to her first ride in an elevator. In another, she depicts the Chipko movement of the 1970s against deforestation; in a third, she shows the fragmentation of fields and farming activity as a result of globalization.
With an afterword by leading feminist journalist Kalpana Sharma, this full-color compendium of an artist’s work attests to the beauty in female solidarity.