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Religion

picture of a female saint meditating in what looks like a forest like area. her eyes are closed and there are lines of paint on her forehead signifying religious faith
Akka Mahadevi

Issue in Focus: Power, Agency and Sexuality

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.
Face of a woman and its mirror image below it in a black and white abstract art.

Veiled Desires

I still remember my early childhood days when we used to get lessons on caste in our day-to-day lives. Coming from an upper caste family in rural Bihar, my siblings and I learned early on the privileges that come with being upper caste. Many elders in my family would often discriminate against others who were…
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Self-Defined

I was a shy kid, coming into my element only at home with my sister. I didn’t like being at social gatherings; large groups of peers or family made me go back into my shell. I never thought this would change, but like everything else, it did. I was surprised to find myself becoming a very sociable young adult, creatively inclined, and the life of any party.
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