Interview: A Conversation on the Personal and the Political with Queer Feminists Rituparna Borah and Jaya Sharma

A Conversation on the Personal and the Political with Queer Feminists Rituparna Borah and Jaya Sharma

Delhi-based queer feminist activists Rituparna Borah and Jaya Sharma recorded a conversation they had about their views around marriage. While both women maintain their stances of critique towards the institution of marriage, what they agree upon and investigate as their chat progresses is that marriage has a pull that even its staunchest opponents will have to acknowledge and attempt to understand.

Rituparna and Jaya on their personal connections to marriage:

The difference between friends and lovers, and the fantasy around the idea of marriage:

The contradictions between feminist opposition to and the inexplicable draw of marriage:

Talking about marriage and sex in the queer context:

And listen to the entire conversation:


Cover image by Josh Delacruz