What were those stories/fairy-tales/fables we grew up reading? Those of the princesses as damsels in distress, waiting for the prince, or fairies, or frogs or whomsoever, but never having the agency to act on their own.
This experience reflects a deep-seated misogyny in society, with clear gendered power relations at play within the mental health sector.
कंचन सिंह चौहान बहुमुखी प्रतिभा की धनी हैं। वे एक शायरा, कहानीकार और ब्लॉगर हैं। उनके भीतर एक पाठक और जहीन आलोचक भी सजग है।
"The Creation of Patriarchy" by historian Gerda Lerner is a work of scholarship which was eight years in the making. In the book, in order to explain women's subordination Gerda puts it in a historical context.
There is a prominent presence of rape culture in some of the oldest and so called glorious civilisations of the past.
On Sunday, Kolkata witnessed queer rage and solidarity on the occasion of the 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride March.
A conversation with Zakia Soman, who co-founded Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) to empower Muslim women to eradicate their own poverty and marginalisation and to live a life of equality and dignity.
The gender politics within the context of the warring ideologies of conservatism and progression is explored with nuance in Persepolis.
"Negotiating culture, motherhood and my own identity in a Western country is blinking hard work," says an Indian mother of a white daughter.
Open Couplets by Torsa Ghosal is novel revolving around the life of Ira Chatterjee, who goes on the quest to find the missing people whose absence no one else seem to be aware of – or even care about.