Tag Archives: women in India

The crisis in our community

(Published by The Hindu on April 22, 2013. To read the final edited version with comments, please click here.) Why “stopping rape” isn’t possible unless we change the way we tackle and think about ordinary violence. Some images stay branded on your mind. The brutality visited on three young girls, before their bodies were found […]

Speaking Volumes: A woman alone in the forest

(Published in the Business Standard, 8th January 2013)  In times of trouble, turning to the great epics is always useful: their ancient bloodstained lines are reminders that we do not have a premium on violence, rape and corpses. Over the centuries, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata have become India’s default epics, eclipsing the Rajatarangini, the […]

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