Militant Women

© Chila Kumari Singh Burman. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Tate

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Burman made Militant Women 1982 (Tate T14095) when she started to be involved in the production of the South Asian Feminist magazine, Mukti (1982–6). The print depicts a variety of black and white images of women referring to female road builders in India, executed female prisoners in England and females facing the Pass Law in Apartheid South Africa, whereby non-whites were forced to carry documents as a means of restricting their movement.


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Militant Women




photo-etching & aquatint on paper


H 40.6 x W 99.5 cm

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Presented by Tate Members 2014

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