Choppy, murky, untethered and raw- that's precisely what the narrative of Udta Punjab boils down to.
Even if you have Radhika Vaz's website just opened up in one of your tabs in your browser, you'd be able to know her, since it says "Why is everybody trying to irritate me?"
Japleen interviews Essar Batool on her work, her book, the PIL, Kunan Poshpora and feminism in Kashmir.
Udta Punjab is many things, and it manages to mostly balance all of them. It's a PSA on drugs. It's an indictment of corruption and greed. It's the exploration of a hypermasculine, violent, misogynistic culture.
Personally, I find solo travelling very empowering. However, one should also be prepared for the low points.
Published as a part of Zubaan’s series on ‘Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia’, the book takes the reader through the events of the night when the incident occurred and the aftermath of events that followed.
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"Where Was Your Pepper Spray?" “You were even dressed decently!”
I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself. I can’t make it more clear; it’s only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me.
Read more and more literature written by women of colour, especially Muslim women living in conflict areas.