G. Arunima is a historian and Professor at the Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and at present the Director of the Kerala Council for Historical Research. She has researched and published widely on both the historical and the contemporary contexts of India, focusing particularly on cultural, visual and material texts, and rethinking the politics of the contemporary. Currently she is completing a monograph on the cultural history of Kerala, bringing together questions of gender, caste and power, and ways of rethinking the social. Her publications include There Comes Papa: Colonialism and the Transformation of Matriliny in Kerala, Malabar ca 1850-1940 (2003); Love and Revolution in the Twentieth-Century Colonial and Postcolonial World: Perspectives from South Asia and Southern Africa, edited along with Patricia Hayes and Premesh Lalu (2021); He, My Beloved CJ (translation of Ivan Ente Priya CJ, Rosie Thomas's biography of her iconic litterateur husband, CJ Thomas, 2018). She contributes regularly to newspapers and news magazines.
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