What Do We Miss on Women’s Employment in Survey Data?
Women’s participation in work turns out to be much higher than usually estimated when modifications are made to the questions asked in surveys, the time period covered and, most important, who is…
The Case for Legalising LGBTQ+ Marriages
Legal recognition for marriage equality could strike at gender-unequal assumptions in family law and open possibilities for progressive reforms.
Enforcing the Ban on the ‘Two-Finger Test’
Virginity tests in judicial trials are premised on gendered and casteist ideas about women. The Supreme Court’s ban on such tests should be followed up with changes in medical education and social…
Friends, Families, and Foes: Social Support and Women
Isolated from the public world, a large section of Indian women remain closely entangled in the private world of family and kinship. An engagement with external networks would encourage their…
Through a Glass, Clearly
A memoir that 'dwells on the determination, grit and creativity of ordinary people who come together in a battle waged on multiple sites, in public and private spaces: courts, mandal and…
Talking Film Icons, Understanding Society
What can social science researchers discover if they stepped out of rigid frameworks of understanding deprivation and asked ‘subjects’ about their joys and pleasures?
Raindrop in the Drought
Godavari Dange developed a model of farming that enabled vulnerable women farmers in drought-struck Marathwada to stay food secure. Her life story captures the enormity of the region’s crisis, as…
Reetika Revathy Subramanian
Women Bring a Spring of Hope to the Farm Movement
Women have been reinforcing the farmers’ protests on Delhi’s borders, right from the beginning. Their experiences of the agrarian crisis are broadening the demands of the movement beyond defending…
The Right to Rest: Women at Leisure
The idea of women at leisure is redolent with derogatory connotations. Yet, snatched between mundane responsibilities, leisure is a space for women to express themselves in personal ways. A photo…
Casting Away Misogyny
An important memoir discusses how patriarchy and misogyny in Hindu society are sustained by caste.