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“And he was right!” exclaims Ambai “I never looked back” See what else is making news in lifestyle here It all began in 1953 when Ambai was nine-years-old she read a novel that had a deep impact on her In the story she read she encountered a Chennai-based educated woman whose husband constantly ridiculed her intellectual capabilities At one point he asked her to go back home because he couldn’t live with a woman who was so intellectually inferior to him So she went back home and became a teacher and started writing under the name of Ambai After she became famous she returned to Chennaionly to find her husband bereft having lost his job She took him in and eventually he gets a job; following which he asks her to quit writing so that they can go back to their old life She doesn’t say anything but writes him a letter saying that now that he has a job she would leave him and never go back to their old life “So when I started writing I had to pay tribute to Ambai and hence the pen-name” says Ambai who has always resorted to short stories as her favoured form of writing “Novel writing is quite difficult for me” she says Her stories have been translated in two volumes —A Purple Sea and In a Forest A Deer but the writer finds it hard to accept the politics of translation and says she will always speak up against it “When shlf1314n language stories are translated to English it is assumed that it will only serve a Western audience So they program it to represent shlf1314n culture and in the process many words gets lost in translation I have a fear of people who say that the author is dead I refuse to be an author who dies I will always have problems with my translators” she says Currently the director of SPARROW (Sound & Picture Archives for Research on Women) Ambai is also the series editor of five volumes of translations of 87 writers from 23 languages of shlf1314 Her organisation aims to educate the masses about the politics of family and religion topics which more often than not are excluded from textbooks “It is very important for women to have a sound knowledge of their histories Unless one knows women’s history how are they expected to make policies governing them” she says Often women like Ambai’s mother are fierce feminists without knowing what feminism is all about “They pretend to act and live in a traditional context but are constantly breaking rules” she said recollecting the time her mother challenged the priests when they refused to let her see her husband’s body burn after he passed away She reiterates the need for knowledge of women’s histories and the importance of oral histories in that context “Learning to listen is a big anchor project for us for the person who speaks might forget what they said but the listener does not” she adds Ambai’s latest venture is a project that revolves around women and religion “It is an important area of focus because earlier we didn’t know how to deal with women who believed in rituals and not as a tool to oppress others This project is inspired by spirituality and Bhakti literature” says Ambai The discussion at IHC was followed by a performance of Ambai’s play “Crossing the Rivers”presented by Natyadharmi Theater group and directed by KS Rajendran For all the latest Lifestyle News download shlf1314n Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News of course, The findings were published in the journal Cancer Research. specifically target and inactivate a mechanism commonly used by prostate cancer cells to evade the effects of standard treatment.the parent company of Idol’s co-producer 19 Entertainment,is finalising a deal with the network bosses to continue his stint on the popular reality show.

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first_imgPostal workers wildcat, 1978.“Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Labor Struggle in the Post Office,” is a 45-minute-long film made in 1980 by Tami Gold, Dan Gordon and Erik Lewis. On December 20, postal worker activists took part in a webinar where the historic film was viewed and discussed. Below is a lightly edited review, of the film originally published in Workers World July 10, 2013.On July 21, 1978, thousands of postal workers walked off their jobs when their contract expired, saying “no” to mandatory overtime, forced speedup and unsafe working conditions.As a result of the wildcat strikes — one took place in Jersey City, N.J., at the New Jersey International Bulk Mail Center — 600,000 postal workers won a better contract. However, 200 workers were arbitrarily fired by postal management for “illegally” striking.The film shows the above events and the struggle of postal workers to win back their jobs. And it follows their fight into the streets, onto the floor of the American Postal Workers National Convention and among workers and communities nationwide.However, it took the tragic death of Michael McDermott — a 25-year-old mail  handler who worked at the N.J. Bulk Mail Center in Jersey City, who was sucked into a conveyor belt and crushed to death — to bring their hazardous working conditions to national attention.Some points underlined by the discussion in the film are relevant to the biggest challenges facing postal workers today and to the current crisis in the U.S. Postal Service. A struggle must be waged to keep postal services public and push back privatization; the community and labor must get involved to save the Postal Service.The film can be viewed at tinyurl.com/y9brpyo3.Joe Hirsch is a retired mail handler who participated in the wildcat strike of 1978. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

The Skiff: Sept. 24, 2020

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