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activists response

Due to the problems with legislation around sexual violence many activists have responded by trying to change the situation. I aim to highlight ‘the role of activists who serve as intermediaries between different sets of cultural understandings of gender, violence, and justice.’ (Merry, 2006:2) The two campaigns I have chosen to compare are Reclaim the Night and the actions of the Gulabi Gang. 1,229 more words

Rape

Women documentary filmmakers provide rare insight into Indian society

Recently I was reading Shoma A. Chatterji’s book Filming Reality: The Independent Documentary Movement in India (Published by Sage) when I realized how little is known about the documentary movement in India which started three decades back and has proved to be a very strong alternative voice on celluloid. 1,342 more words

Indian Women

Chai and Chapatti

Sampat Pal Ji

As we drink tea, Yasen tells Sampat Pal about the NGO that Afroja is working for in Khajuraho and the two women begin to talk about the horrors of child brides. 1,080 more words

Solo Travel

Sampat Pal: My Trek to Aterra

Today is the day I meet Sampat Pal. This is the reason for my trip and I expect that I will capture some amazing images. My hope is to launch my documentary and travel photography career from this visit. 1,238 more words

Solo Travel

Your Heart is Open Like Lotus Flower

This feels like the longest train ride of my life. After I asked Yasen not to talk about lady bits, he laughed and simply said, “ok, ok,” and that was that—the “p” word was never mentioned again. 1,276 more words

Solo Travel

Words That Make Me Squirm

So, I’m on the train with the new plan of stopping at Khajuraho, a town I’ve never hear of with a man I just met—why not? 1,148 more words

Solo Travel