On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the research scholars of the Centre for Women’s Studies (School of Social Sciences) presented a reading of Caryl Churchill’s 1982 play Top Girls on March 7, 2017 at the School of Humanities’ auditorium.
The play was coordinated and introduced by Prof. K. Suneetha Rani and the actors read out Act I. The choice of this play for International Women’s Day was relevant, as it discussed issues of feminism from a trans-historical perspective. For the playwright Caryl Churchill, it was a moment of looking back and taking stock of how far feminism had come in the early 1980s, when women had begun to climb up the professional ladder in corporates. With its themes of maternity, violence, gender, abortion, marriage, class, and race, it connects women’s narratives across time and space.
After a successful reading of the play, a vote of thanks was given by the Head of the Centre, Dr. Deepa Sreenivas, who also opened the floor for discussion.