Issue 89

Readers Forum

Stimulating Reform, Not Forcing it
Uniform Versus Optional Civil Code
-Madhu Kishwar

Widow’s Right to Property
Prejudices Against Remarried Women
-Werner Menski

Interview: Taking Care of One’s Own
A Conversation with Shamita Das Dasgupta
-Paige Passano

Film Review: Marriage as a Metaphor
Bombay, Mammo, and the Conventions of Popular Cinema
-Ruth Vanita

Short Story: Pret Yoni
-Chintra Mudgal
Translated by Shardena Sharma and Deepa Agaarwal

Follow Up: Yielding to Pressure
Recent Development in the Hamida Case

Responses to Manushi

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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