Any modest attempt to understand women’s lives in general should not be starting with this type of portrayal of women.
In your house, support your mother and sister and your female relatives. At work please support your woman colleagues, superiors and subordinates.
The book is about the lives and unlikely friendship between two women, generations apart, in the changing landscape of Afghanistan.
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?
Over the last month, my Instagram feed was flooded with monochromatic pictures of women captioned “challenge accepted.”
Marriage as a social institution is a very important subject that can be used to study the agency of women in society
Bulbbul is the story of a witch, a chudail. For centuries women have been branded as “witches” if they failed to conform to society’s rules.
The Indian version of secularism signified the peaceful co‑ existence of religious communities and a creative interaction between various traditions.
This need for freedom isn’t just a feeling, it’s a necessity. We are not just women, we are also humans with desires and expectations.
Indian film might rest entirely on the shoulder of its titular character and it’s all about him/her (often HIM, HIM and only HIM). But if supporting characters are well written and acutely performed enough, it can become about everyone.
It is in this sphere of bolstering women’s leadership and empowering our agency that I now work in. I am at the intersection of academia and policy. As an academic and a current student of international history, I realize that women’s voices and narratives have been absent and systematically marginalized from intellectual discourse. Fighting patriarchy that pervades academic writing and narratives is a conscious choice and commitment.
This should be the time when the already marginalised sections are given priority in the management of COVID. Unfortunately, they have been neglected by the society as well as state to the extent that something as important as sanitary napkins were kept out of the list of essential services when the lockdown began.