In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
Anna M M Vetticad | May 30, 2023
Rape under trial
What rape trials demonstrate about the failures of Indian law enforcement and criminal justice.
The Editors | Nov 04, 2020
History and the birangona
The ethics of representing narratives of sexual violence of the 1971 Bangladesh war.
Nayanika Mookherjee | Nov 09, 2015
Violence, voices and visibility
What are the ethical implications surrounding graphic depictions of sexual violence in the media?
Laxmi Murthy | Jul 11, 2014
Towards a feminism of caste
Wandana Sonalkar | Jan 01, 2004
Hopes and fears on the LoC after two years of ceasefire
A stable ceasefire along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan has given residents a chance at normal life—but threats of an end to the peace persist
Queer literature for children is changing minds in India
Indian parents and community libraries are turning to queer literature for children to help them be sensitive to varied sexual and gender identities
Himal Fiction Fest
The next generation of Southasian storytellers
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too