There are many women who still do not assert their inheritance rights, resulting in the persistence of male control over family property.
In India marital rape, not only remains decriminalized, but is indicative of an even larger problem. That the crime is not even seen as one. This article analyses whether the Indian legislature and judiciary are progressing or if they remain stuck in the age-old view of marriage and its sanctity.
First in a series of six, this article presents an overview of progress made over the last decade, and places in perspective key insights from Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze, that continue to remain relevant in our time.
In the first and the second article of this series, the primary aspects of the political and social domains were explained in relation to Kashmiri Feminism. This, the final article, contends against the representation of Kashmiri women in popular films by underlining the reductive and colonial gaze of the Indian Cinema.
In the second of a series of essays on urban mobility in India, Sudarshan and Mukundan systematically gauge the viability of responses by governments across the country to the current urban mobility crisis, focusing on the challenges faced by metro-rail systems in the country.
While it is always important to have realistic expectations in the context of India-Pakistan relations, it is important not to be excessively pessimistic. The Kartarpur corridor has been dubbed as a corridor of peace, potential and prosperity and its reopening is an important step which could open up many vistas.
This article attempts to trace a much larger trajectory of succession laws in India pertaining to Hindus, right from the ancient time to the colonial times and to the post-independence era.
Craft communities in India usually exist in close knit clusters by virtue of which they have strong traditional knowledge systems. The older craftsmen have relied on these knowledge systems to pass down their knowledge and expertise in the craft to the younger generations. One such craft pocket is the hand block printed textiles in the towns of Jaipur district, namely Bagru and Sanganer.
In this commentary, we are underlining the sustenance of handicrafts as a traditional art form in Jaipur, and how it has evolved with global dynamics. We also explore the significance of this artform to preserve identity—at the individual and community levels. We conclude by highlighting the scope of the Jaipur bloc as a pioneering entity to spearhead collectivization practices, which women, in several capacities, have used to maneuver social, political, and economic agency.
This article explores how mainstream Indian environmentalism nurtures caste biases through prominent ideologies and movements.
This research article analyses post-harvest losses in India by discussing its causes and impact on the agricultural sector specifically and the economy and environment at large. Post-harvest losses are incurred after harvesting but before final consumption and amount to a staggering 40% of the country’s produce. The article deliberates over the untapped potential of this sector while acknowledging the shortcomings of existing solutions.
After introducing the basic themes encircling Kashmiri Feminism in the first article, the second article of this series draws attention to the grave sexual violence and abuse committed against the Kashmiri women. This article aims to, first, underline the culture of impunity enjoyed by the Indian Armed forces and, second, show the impact of military impunity upon the women experiencing everyday abuse in the valley.