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Film Review: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Sings Hindu Propaganda

Film Review: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Sings Hindu Propaganda

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The film’s preoccupation with hyper machismo leaves its female characters with very little screen time. Kajol who essays the role of Tanhaji’s wife, Savitribai, has not more than five or six scenes to her credit.
Tanhaji: A Clash Of Hindu Vs. Muslim Masculinities

Tanhaji: A Clash Of Hindu Vs. Muslim Masculinities

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Tanhaji portrays two completely different definitions of masculinity, with one being violent and monstrous (Muslim) masculinity and the other being moral and principled (Hindu) one.
On Feminism And Writing: A Path To Self-Realisation And Empowerment?

On Feminism And Writing: A Path To Self-Realisation And Empowerment?

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Writing remains a vehicle for social change owing to the collective understanding one receives by learning about different experiences and perspectives.
Bandit Queen: Depiction Of Rape And The "Third World Heroic Woman"

Bandit Queen: Depicting Rape And The “Third World Heroic Woman”

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Phoolan Devi fought for many things other than just rape, like land rights, but Kapur's Bandit Queen turned it into only the victimhood of rape.
Book Review: The Silence And The Storm By Kalpana Sharma

Book Review: The Silence And The Storm By Kalpana Sharma

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Kalpana Sharma’s The Silence and The Storm is an important addition to the many voices that talk about the challenges faced by women in our country.
The Oscars Did It Again! It Chose To Overlook The Women Directors

The Oscars Did It Again! It Chose To Overlook The Women Directors

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Ever since their inception in 1929, Oscars have known to be very racist and sexist as can be seen from their nomination patterns.
Chhapaak Stays True To Acid Attack Survivors' Journeys

Chhapaak Stays True To Acid Attack Survivors’ Journeys

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In a way, Chhapaak portrays the story of an acid attack survivor, and in other way, it shows the general picture of our society that's responsible for them.

Choosing Law: My Story Of Resistance And Growth

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Law was historically seen as a professional domain for men. Here's a woman's story of resistance and growth by choosing to study law.
Is Bollywood Selling Islamophobia By Objectifying Muslim Characters?

Is Bollywood Selling Islamophobia By Objectifying Muslim Characters?

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Bollywood's ‘othering’ and bad portrayals create a sense of “we” and “they” in society resonates Islamophobia which has real consequences.
How India Responded To State-Sponsored Oppression Through Art

How India Responded To State-Sponsored Oppression Through Art

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I ardently believe that times of oppression produce the best of art. A work of art, i.e., creation, in itself is an act of rebellion.

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10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

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Here’s a list of 10 women journalists who have carved a major space in the journalism world in 2019 and made their voices heard.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.