Rutuja Deshmukh

Rutuja Deshmukh is an independent journalist and features writer based out of Pune and Bhopal. She writes on cinema, gender, caste, denotified tribes, and culture at the intersection of neoliberalism. She is also a visiting faculty at FLAME University, Pune. She tweets at @rut28.

Celebrating chauvinism

The biopic on Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray is a cynical endorsement of violence.

Feb 14, 2019

Performing lust, rendering misogyny

Netflix’s ‘brave new’ offering treads old ground.

Nov 30, 2018

Latest Articles

Politics and the Hindi press

The rise of Hindi print in India since the early 1970s.

Glacial pace

Inside the repatriation process for trafficking survivors between India and Bangladesh.

Queer notes on Begum Akhtar

Caste, sexuality and tawaif subcultures in postcolonial India.