Issue 139

Responses to Manushi

The Idea of India
Bollywood as India’s Cultural Ambassador
MADHU KISHWAR

Disaster Turned Opportunity
Women in Latur Rebuild Their Lives
SHAKUNTALA NARASIMHAN

From Distrust to Reconciliation
The Making of the Ganesh Utsav in Maharashtra
DINESH THITE

Sita Locked Out
A Telugu Women’s Song of Sita
V. NARAYANA RAO

Know your rights: Civil Marriage Laws

The Leaking Pot & the Wise Water Carrier
S. KANTHIMATHI

Keeping Women Womanly
Gendered Language: What’s the Fuss?
SHARAD JOSHI

Short Story: Dreams Shattered
SREEDEVI KRISHNAN

Readers’ Forum

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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