Tag: women

Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

Having seen Manikarnika earlier this year,  I thought it would be fun to compare an earlier movie on the same subject. Rani Lakshmibai is an important historical figure and an important nationalist/patriotic symbol. However, media tells […]

Review: Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

I will be honest with you: Manikarnika is the Kangana Ranaut movie I’ve always wanted. In every scene, she looks like she is trying to set fire to everything her eyes. It is awesome. I’m not a […]

“These Are 10 Of The Most Interesting Female Directors In South Asia Right Now!”

With every international film festival held, the question gets more pressing. Where are the female directors? Numerous studies on the representation of women in film keep showing the same depressing results, despite well-meant initiatives by […]

“The grindmill songs: recording a national treasure”

Listen to the first of over 100,000 folk songs by women in Maharashtra’s villages that make up the unprecedented Grindmill Songs Project, which will run regularly on PARI. Close to 30,000 of these songs have […]

Movie Review: Stree (2018)

“Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine. … “They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. “Undercut their world view.’ … Then I asked some women students […]

7 Badass South Asian Artists You Should Know About

Feminine sexuality and the female form is often considered to be the epitome of beauty and grace in the field of art. But it only seems to hold true when it is men who depict […]

Happy International Women’s Day! Female Indian Authors

Varsha Adalja (born 1940), Gujarati novelist, playwright Smita Agarwal (born 1958), poet, educator Meena Alexander (born 1951), poet, memoirist, essayist, novelist, critic, educator Samina Ali, contemporary Indian-American novelist, feminist, author of Madras on Rainy Days Balamani Amma (1909–2004), poet, published […]