Women and nature share the same pathological story in the neo-liberal world characterized by the logic of reckless development. It is high time that we rethink growth and progress and arrive at a more sustainable and holistic conception of modernity that is in tune with nature at large.
In a conversation with The New Leam, Dr. Ruth Vanita reflects on issues like sexuality, identity and body politics. And her engagement with issues in feminism throws new light on critical issues of gender that define our times.
The author reflects on the contemporary feminist discourse and brings to light some of his own dilemmas on such a debate.
EXCERPT Hannah Arendt was one of the best known political philosophers of the 20th century. In her major work The Origins of Totalitarianism, she talked of the dangers of the Nazi and the Stalinist regimes that reduced human beings into cogs in the bureaucratic machinery.
The sharp sarcasm, the poignant observation and the nuanced weaving of the story, made Manto as much a visionary as a literary figure. Manto’s portrayal of women’s violation is a valuable resource for the contemporary MeToo movement that helps ordinary women to break free from chains of oppression.
Sexual violence, prejudice and the denial of basic rights to women are all reflections of the regressive patriarchal mind-set. Should the feminist struggle belong only to women? Rashi Dubey
GENDER The objectification of women’s body and their inferior roles is not new. This is symbolic of the larger power relations that exist between the two genders
In an intricate narrative, Rabindranath Tagore elaborates the world of a woman entangled in a man’s world and charts out her journey from unfreedom to freedom.
From sensitization workshops to vigilance marches and viral videos on social media I looked for gender justice all around and yet found it nowhere. Is there possibly an undiscovered corner I am yet to explore?
Respelling the three L’s: Language, Literature and Languish Language is the heartbeat of civilization and its achievements are credited to the development of language. However,...
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