BHU- A Den of Patriarchy?

BHU- A Den of Patriarchy?

  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, said Nelson Mandela. If education is a weapon to change the world then universities where education is imparted should also be places where one expects to see the change that education seeks to bring. But this premise is rudely shaken…

What is Triple Talaq called in your religion?

What is Triple Talaq called in your religion?

Struggles of women for dignity and rightful place in the world pervade all locations and religious communities. Sameena Dalwai, in her auto-ethnographic piece, offers testimony to the ongoing battle for gender justice.   Almost all discussions after the Triple Talaq judgement are missing the point. The issue is not about religion but about patriarchy and…

A Wedding Far Removed From Hypocrisy

A Wedding Far Removed From Hypocrisy

Brahmanical weddings are replete with rituals that smack of hypocrisy and inequality, and are designed to show the bride’s side as inferior. On the other hand, Buddhist and Arjak weddings are based on equality. There is no place for hypocrisy or pomp in them. Anoop Patel was witness to this stark contrast.   Recently, I…

Todo Bandhan

Todo Bandhan

Jagori Collective via Olakh's Grassroots Feminist Political Posters in India A two-part audio tape of feminist songs in Hindi popular with North Indian womens groups in India the 1980's. This collection of songs was produced by the Jagori collective in Delhi.  This tape has been digitised in public interest by sacw.net. Part 1 of the…

Press Statement against ‘Beat Wives Lightly’

Press Statement against ‘Beat Wives Lightly’

All India Democratic Women’s Association AIDWA stands in solidarity with Pakistan’s women who reacted strongly to the statement made by Pakistan clergy to “Beat wives lightly” as a violation of the fundamental rights of women. We also condemn similar derogatory remarks by people holding public offices in India. We protested when the Women and Child…

Caste, Religion and Lived Culture

Caste, Religion and Lived Culture

K. Satchidanandan © Ghulam Rasool Santosh, ‘In the Snows of Kashmir’  (Image courtesy Saba Hasan) We are holding this discussion in the wake of a deeply disturbing sequence of events at the Hyderabad Central University.  It was spurred on by a right-wing anti-Dalit students’ organisation through baseless propaganda, and abetted by the University’s new Vice-Chancellor…