The Fifth Subaltern Studies Conference was held in Colombo in June 1995, organized by the SSA and ICES on the topic of “Community, Gender and Violence” A book consisting of the papers presented were published with the title edited by Partha Chattajee and Pradeep Jeganathan published by Permanent Black, Delhi (2000). The articles in the book were by Aamir Mufti, Pradeep Jeganathan, Nivedita Menon, Flavia Agnes, Tejaswini Niranjana, Satish Deshpande, Qadri Ismail, David Scott and Gayatri Spivak.