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  • Troubling statistics

    Troubling statistics

    The broader point which needs to be made is that the moment rape statistics become part of political mudslinging, we are on a slippery slope.

    September 7, 2022
  • Questioning patriarchal norms

    Questioning patriarchal norms

    If gender equality is to become a goal to be achieved in its truest form, then the words of Jeremiah Say cannot be ignored, “Men of quality respect women’s equality.”

    September 4, 2022
  • A Tale of the First Feminist Poet of the Sub-continent

    A Tale of the First Feminist Poet of the Sub-continent

    His courageous attempt to portray the life of the first feminist poet of Indian sub-continent, Chandrabati, took more than five years of pre-production works including research work, collecting ballads from a particular region of Bangladesh, Kishoregonj, etc. makes the film worthy of grabbing people's attention particularly for academics and for those who are lovers of historical genre.

    July 10, 2022
  • Women’s liberation in judicial space

    Women’s liberation in judicial space

    A round table session at OP Jindal Global University explored the challenges and experiences of lawyers and judges who are feminists.

    October 16, 2018
  • Burgers, bars & subversion

    Burgers, bars & subversion

    In English, we might claim we could “murder a good steak”. Italian and Spanish speakers might “kill for a coffee”, and Germans refer to acute hunger as mordshunger (“murder hunger”) — but do people really kill for food? Cannibalism is by no means the only way in which crime and food are linked. Disputes over …

    September 23, 2018
  • New twist to a chauvinistic relic

    New twist to a chauvinistic relic

    ‘Everyone is beautiful in their own way, regardless of weight, race, colour or shape,’ 20-year-old Sara Iftekhar told the media when questioned about her choice to wear the headscarf. Iftekhar, a law student, is set to become the first contestant in the Miss England beauty pageant to wear a headscarf while competing. Iftekhar is not …

    September 8, 2018
  • The feminist appeal of Jessica Rabbit

    The feminist appeal of Jessica Rabbit

    She may not be much of a femme fatale at heart, as we come to learn, but she's certainly a woman who understands its power.

    July 7, 2018
  • Inner splendour & soul strength

    Inner splendour & soul strength

    Rabindranath Tagore’s feminism is to be found in his life-long engagement with the academic, emotional and aesthetic growth of the women of his country

    May 20, 2018
  • Women through the lens of Mrinal Sen

    Women through the lens of Mrinal Sen

    Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen, who turns 95 on May 14, portrayed the double standards of patriarchy in most of his best remembered works.

    May 12, 2018
  • The feminist maulana

    The feminist maulana

    Much has been written on the works of 19th-century Muslim modernists as well as conservative reformists. Yet, somehow, the name of one rather fascinating scholar and theologian has somehow gone missing – despite the fact that he might have been the most far-sighted. His name is Maulana Mumtaz Ali whose tome Huqooq-i-Niswan (women’s rights) shocked …

    March 3, 2018
  • #MeToo exposes West’s underbelly

    #MeToo exposes West’s underbelly

    The #MeToo movement has turned into a revolution in the United States, and its repercussions are being felt all over the world. As in any revolution, unruly heads of men have rolled, bodies of women have been avenged, men’s wayward hands have been tied, and such men themselves have been kicked out of their posts. …

    January 20, 2018
  • ‘All the Money in the World’ a feminist piece: Michelle Williams

    ‘All the Money in the World’ a feminist piece: Michelle Williams

    Actress Michelle Williams says her forthcoming film All the Money in the World is a “feminist piece” as it explores what “it is like to be a woman in a mans world”. All The Money In The World revolves around oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. It follows Getty’s grandson John Paul Getty III, who was …

    January 3, 2018
  • Muslim feminist plans to open liberal mosque in Britain

    Muslim feminist plans to open liberal mosque in Britain

    A Muslim feminist who founded a liberal mosque in Berlin, triggering death threats and fatwas, is planning to open an inclusive place of worship in the UK, saying a revolution in Islam is under way, the media reported. Seyran Ates, 54, a Turkish-born lawyer and human rights campaigner, visited London this week to investigate potential …

    July 27, 2017