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Welcome to Anveshi

Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies is an organisation that is committed to research, critical reflection and activism that meets the demands of our historical moment. Drawing on our legacy of feminist theory and intervention, we are invested in exploring new ways of understanding contemporary issues in education, Dalits and minorities, health and healthcare systems, development studies, law and critical legal studies, and the public domain. Anveshi works at an interdisciplinary location drawing scholars and activists from many fields. The Centre is located in Hyderabad, India.


  • Seminar on Development Beyond the State - Anveshi organized the seminar on Development Beyond the State on 19th and 20th January 2018 at Osmania University guest house, ICSSR small seminar hall.  The objective of the seminar is to have informed discussions regarding the roadblocks, impasses and crises that we encounter as we think about, theorize, and practice our different activisms in contemporary India.  It is to … Continue reading
  • Talk on the Dalits and Making of Modern India - Dalit Information and Education Trust in collaboration with Anveshi hosted a talk “The Dalits and Making of Modern India” by Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carlton University, Canada. He is a historian who specializes in modern South Asia. He finished his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK … Continue reading
  • Anveshi along with Queer Campus Hyderabad organized a Memorial meeting for Vishal Tondon - Vishal Tondon, 43, was an artist, teacher, writer and curator. He had a Masters degree in History of Art from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. He won the Viswa Bharati merit scholarship in 2010-11. His interviews and articles were published in magazines such as Art Etc, Art News and Views, Searching Lines, Art Varta and Channel 6. … Continue reading
  • Annual General Body Meeting - Anveshi held its Annual General Body Meeting on 28th June, 2017. Aisha Farooqui opened it with a welcome speech. It was followed by the Annual financial report by Uma Maheshwari. Annual Activity report was presented by Achyuta Suneetha. R. Srivatsan gave a presentation on how to think about “Development Beyond State”. Mithun Som reported on … Continue reading
  • National Seminar on Development Beyond the State
  • pictures of workshop on Re-imagining Hyderabad