Fiction is often relegated to a secondary stow because fact-based forms of knowledge are becoming more and more valued. To be informed is to stay with the facts. Yet I think fiction allows us to stay just about as informed.
और एक बार फिर यहाँ कार्निवाल को सफलता मिलती है। सबसे पहले ही एपिसोड में, 'सामान्य' नायक बेन, जो टेंट लगा कर अपनी मज़दूरी कमाते हैं, पहली बार छिपकली मानव गेको से टकराते हैं। गेको को त्वचा रोग है जिसके कारण पूरे शरीर में उनकी त्वचा पर मोटी, हीरे के आकार की, फीकी पपड़ी सी बन जाती है। इसके अलावा, उनकी कड़े बालों की पूँछ है।
But whether you root for this couple or not, Little Things makes you think about the small things – like reading out a line from a book of poetry, sharing a friend’s WhatsApp message with your partner, forgetting to wash your dirty socks before they make the room stink – that make or break a relationship.
Since all women do not share a common history, agency cannot and need not be located for all in an emancipatory discourse and in the recourse to resistance and subversion. For some, feminist agency and the realisation of one’s potential as gendered actors in the world can come from submitting to a discourse that others deem repressive.
Nivedita Menon is a feminist writer and a political and social activist. She is a professor of political thought at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and writes for newspapers, the Economic and Political Weekly and for Kafila.org. She is also the author of Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond the Law (2004) and Seeing Like A Feminist (2012). She is also the…