Tag: women’s movement in India

  • Picture This: on Radhaben Garva’s remarkable art

    Picture This: on Radhaben Garva’s remarkable art

    Radhaben Garva, from Kutch, has been painting the Indian women’s movement for the last 20 years in vivid, layered sketches. I was thrilled when Granta.com asked me to do an essay accompanying the artwork from her book, Picture This! The essay is up on the site here: http://granta.com/radhaben-garva-painting-the-womens-movement/ In another of Garva’s paintings, Malji, a […]

  • For Anonymous

    That girl, the one without the name. The one just like us. The one whose battered body stood for all the anonymous women in this country whose rapes and deaths are a footnote in the left-hand column of the newspaper. Sometimes, when we talk about the history of women in India, we speak in shorthand. […]

  • Near India Gate, A Blocked Protest: notes on my city

    (Note: There are so many ways for a city to exclude its citizens. Yesterday, talking to the police who were there to prevent this small, sincere band of protestors from marching up to India Gate, I asked a few how they felt about guarding the Gate from us–all 300 or so of the women’s rights […]