Hafsa Bashir Bhat identifies herself as a Muslim woman from Kashmir. She has double masters in Human Rights and Peace and Conflict from National Law School of India University Bangalore, India and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London. Hafsa has worked in the area of women rights and gender for five years. Focus of her research is primarily intersectional in nature.
Cilappatikaram is an interesting piece of literature that makes a woman the lead of the story. More than that, she ends up defending her husband and “winning” him back in some ways. But how feminist can we call this story?