Hameeda Hossain Founder member of Ain O Salish Kendra, a legal aid/human rights organization. A freelance writer she has previously worked as an editor, at Oxford University Press. Major research on the textile history of Bangladesh. Other publications include books and articles on craft development, issues related to women's employment and gender rights. South Asian regional representative for DAWN (a third-world women's network); member of the editorial board of Contemporary South Asia, a quarterly published from Oxford.