THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
11 December 2017
Reviews : Women's films and books
POLITICAL WEAPONS
The lipstick and the burkha

Inspired by a recently released movie, Shoma Chatterji explores how the lipstick and burkha establishes a woman’s identity in public spaces and liberates them in private.

Media Women

A TRIBUTE TO FORGOTTEN LEGENDS
In search of Binodini and her peers The leading ladies of Bengali theatre in the late 19th and 20th centuries presented an intriguing portrait of women caught between two worlds, liberated in a way, yet shackled in others. A recent performance as tribute to these artists leads Shoma Chatterji to reminisce their lives and times.
Art Creative Culture Women
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN
A gallery of failures A former member of the National Commission for Women, Syeda Hameed records the powerlessness of the institution in her new book, They hang: Twelve women in my portrait gallery. Deepti Priya Mehrotra notes the chilling refusal of the system to defend women against atrocities.
Women
WOMEN AND WATER
Paddling hard against the flow Mere participation as labourers is not enough to mainstream women's concerns in water management. Instead, they must be engaged as partners, whose roles are located in larger social and political structures. Sudhirendar Sharma reviews Flowing Upstream, a collection of essays drawing attention to this distinction.
Water Reviews
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • National Physical
  • Laboratory
  • India Together reader