Women Unlimited, a non-profit trust, is an associate of Kali for Women, India’s first and oldest feminist press (established in 1984). We publish scholarly and academic books in the social sciences; fiction; general interest non-fiction; autobiography and memoirs; books for young adults; pamphlets and monographs; and activist material. We explore new issues, anticipate trends, develop new perspectives and offer the best of feminist scholarship, activist material and creative writing, in India and South Asia, at affordable prices.

Our authors

Cutting-edge feminist scholars, critically-acclaimed creative writers and translators, committed activists in South Asia and abroad. Vandana Shiva, Romila Thapar, Maitreyi Chaudhuri, Srilatha Batliwala, Kamla Bhasin, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Neloufer de Mel, Rada Iveković, Indira Jaising, Anupama Rao, Vasanth Kannabiran, Kumari Jayawardena, Ananya Kabir, Kalpana Kannabiran, Nivedita Menon, Zoya Hasan, Bina Agarwal, Paola Bacchetta, Fatima Mernissi, Martha Nussbaum, Sara Paretsky, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Shahnaz Rouse, Rubina Saigol, Sarah Pinto, Ather Zia, Nitasha Kaul, Wandana Sonalkar  ♦ Bama, Ismat Chughtai, Esther David, Gauri Deshpande, Mridula Garg, Sunetra Gupta, Feryal Ali-Gauhar, Qurratulain Hyder.


The best writing from West Asia, one of the most exciting regions and literatures in the world. In our series, “Arabesque”, are Suad Amiry, Hoda Barakat, Haifa Zangana, Raja Shehadeh, Mourid Barghouti, Susan Abulhawa, Beshara Doumani, Sharif S. Elmusa, Lila Abu-Lughod, Adania Shibli, Rema Hammami, Rana Barakat, Fady Joudah, Mischa Hiller. Prose, fiction, poetry, autobiography and memoir offer a glimpse into the lives and literatures of countries and societies on the brink of change.

Our co-publishers

Cappelan (Norway); Feltrinelli, Neri Pozza, Longanesi (Italy); New Directions, The Feminist Press, Chelsea Green, Rutgers University Press, University of Washington Press, Fordham University Press (US); Oxford University Press (Pakistan); Philippe Picquier, Rue de l'échiquier (France); Spinifex (Australia); New Internationalist (UK); ensuring international exposure to our authors.

Our partners

By its very nature, a feminist publishing house is also part of the global women’s and women’s studies movements. We have collaborated with Women’s WORLD (World Organisation for Rights, Literature and Development); the Lawyers’ Collective; Asmita; Jagori; and Tarshi in India; ICES (International Centre for Ethnic Studies) in Sri Lanka; and the Boston Women’s Health Collective in the US, among others.

Women Unlimited is a founding member of a unique experiment in distribution, the Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives (Delhi); as well as a member of the Alliance of Independent Publishers (Paris), an international network publishing in five major languages: English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese.

We welcome you to our website, encourage you to explore our Catalogue which describes several exciting new series of publications and look forward to hearing from you with comments and queries at womenunltd@gmail.com