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India’s Sons: What does it mean to be a man in India?

What does it mean to be a man in India? What shapes the masculinity of India’s sons? A look at some of the answers.

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What shapes the masculinity of India’s sons? (Source: Express photo by Gajendra Yadav)

What does it mean to be a man in India? What shapes the masculinity of India’s sons? What are the anxieties and entitlements that come with it? A look at some of the answers…

Here Comes the Son: A young man in rural Haryana is entitled to the best things of life—from the extra glass of milk to the education that won’t be ‘wasted’ on a girl. Read More 

Men at Work: Millions of Indian men live away from their homes, forming the bulk of the labour force that drives its cities. Their lives are about relentless toil, and little reprieve. Read More

My Mother’s People: Being a man in a matrilineal society does not mean that one is bereft of any role or authority, but not everybody is convinced. Read More

If boys can smoke and drink, why can’t girls: A young man from Allahabad finally learns to question the everyday sexism in his hometown. Read More

How integral is violence to a man’s life? Where does it take root? Kanu Behl, writer and director, found some answers during the writing and making of his film. Read More

No More Mr Nice Guy: It is time for men to speak about sexual violence. It is time for them to do it publicly. Read More

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