‘Womenfolk and Reform: Matters Necessary and Unnecessary’: Ittychiriyamma

Translated by J Devika

[this is an earlier version of a translation that appeared in my book Her-Self, from Stree/Samya, Kolkata, 2005. For a fuller, annotated version, please refer the book]

I do not think any of you will like my name. You would all be quite gratified if it were some neither-male-nor-female name like ‘Sarada Madhavan’ or ‘Kalyani Krishnan’. In fact, you would be satisfied if my name were ‘Ittichhiri Krishnan’. However, I am not inclined to renouncing my femininity and becoming sexless. Continue reading “‘Womenfolk and Reform: Matters Necessary and Unnecessary’: Ittychiriyamma”