Dahej: Majboori ya Jarurat? It doesn’t rave and rant against dowry as a “social evil” but explains the consequences of the traditional Hindu practice of Stridhan morphing into dowry or dahej–both of which are “modern” phenomena.


My 1996 documentary film on dowry is no less relevant today than when it was originally made.

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The Girl From Kathua

About the Book:

On January 10, 2018, a little girl allegedly disappeared in Kathua district of Jammu province. Even before her body was recovered a week later, a sinister narrative was launched alleging that the girl was abducted, gang raped and killed by ‘RSS-minded’ Hindus in a Hindu temple. Talib Hussain, a PDP-Hurriyat activist with criminal antecedents led the campaign, in which Patwari Sanji Ram was declared as the ‘mastermind’.

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