Moumita is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo working on Hindu Nationalism, and Adivasi politics and religion. She is a visual studies scholar who has written about the clay-modelling industry of West Bengal. Here, she writes about women in different aspects of public life in India.
The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.