Would she have been vilified in the same way had she been a saree clad weeping woman mourning her lover’s suicide with religious rituals?
A divorced woman is often a topic of gossip for the society leading to their ‘low self-confidence.’ Divorce is still considered as a taboo in many rural places in India.
Even in the 21st century, legislations to prevent violence against women prove to be an utter failure as countries are not being able to implement it adequately.
In using our language now we’re ashamed
Laughing, larking, talking lame.
Our tradition is now getting lost
Modernism and westernization is the cost.
A hidden apartheid is constantly working at the backdrop of the minds of the perpetrators who commit such violence. It is very important to handle the issue of caste with utmost cautiousness, alertness, and proper knowledge
Pinjra Tod (Break the cage) is a feminist collective run by female college students all over the country. This collective challenges rules and regulations, which tend to tie down women’s freedom and try to provide a counter-narrative to the age-old brahminical patriarchal rules which fail to give space to women’s rights, religious diversity, class diversity and to those who do not fall under the gender binary.