Originally published on The Colourboard, 25th July, 2020. By guest writer Ekta Sonawane “Violence is not justified but resistance is.” It is important for the students from marginalized communities to know about the existence of a parallel world out there, which is not yours and trying to fit into that world is not a change … More Was Phoolan Devi a Feminist?
Originally published on The Colourboard, 10th August, 2020. By guest writer Ekta Sonawane This article is a sequence of my previously published article, on the death anniversary of Phoolan Devi ‘Violence and Resistance’ What is violence? What is the intensity of violence in a women’s life? What role does violence play in the life of … More Why Phoolan Devi’s Act Isn’t a Crime but Her Resistance.
By guest writer Gahena Gambani This article is a product of a lot of thinking I have had to do (and not just recently), the realisations I have inevitably reached, the immense guilt I have felt, the process of coming to terms with said guilt as well as learning and trying to do better. I’d … More Accountability Begins at Home
By Tanvi Krishnakumar Birth control pills have always been taken by people with uteruses. It seems inconceivable to one that there could be any other arrangement. After all, there lies a common belief that people who get pregnant should be the ones to protect themselves against this situation, while those who impregnate are denied any … More Birth Control — Who pays the Price
This interview is part of our series of wonderful feminist research work submitted to us in response to our call on social media, to centre the work of women and trans academics, as part of our Gender in Academia campaign. Our second interview is with Arhita Biswas, who has shared her work on the cinematic … More An Interview With the Academic: Arhita Biswas
By Kavya Mittal Homegoing is a beautiful yet haunting book that stays with you for a long time. It is a book you rant and rave about. It is an “unflinching portrayal of the slave trade” and explores its lasting impact down the generations – from 18th-century West Africa to the modern-day US. The title … More Why You Need to Read Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing”
This interview is part of our series of wonderful feminist research work submitted to us in response to our call on social media, to centre the work of women and trans academics, as part of our Gender in Academia campaign. This is an interview conducted with Talullah Blanco, the journalist behind the first article in … More An Interview With the Academic: Talullah Blanco
By Priyanka Jha Challapali Swaroopa Rani, a Telugu Dalit woman writer from Andhra Pradesh voices in these lines the angst of many others. The genre of autobiography has been employed by many women to write themselves into history. Dalit writers are doing the same. The intersection of these two identities creates a voice that is … More The Twofold Struggle of Dalit Women’s Writing
By Talullah Blanco This article is the first in our series of wonderful feminist research work submitted to us in response to our call on social media, to centre the work of women and trans academics, as part of our Gender in Academia campaign. Talullah Blanco graduated with a degree in Journalism and Intersectional Advocacy, … More Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Don’t Let Them Fool You
by Divyanshi Mahi, 15 (@painting.stories.with.ink) For another women’s day, and for all the days to come, I pass on this whispered anthem, From one person to another, Spreading like music and art and a phantom, To you. This letter is meant for you to open on a day you feel too less for the world … More For another Woman’s Day