N P Ashley teaches English at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
Hindutva politics is the politicisation of a majority community created around symbols, united with an anti-minority agenda, and nurtured around perceived fears and insecurities. What has the AAP done to fit this bill?
Now Muslim women, often absented and invisibilised by the heat of ever-so-repeated feuds between homogenised Muslim patriarchy with its elite leadership and, anti and reformist Muslim male “liberators”, have asserted their selves, making their bodies heard and extending our sense of the public.
With all the claims of literacy, good healthcare system and the resultant general progressiveness of Kerala, it largely seemed like a reasonable expectation that women would just start going to the Sabarimala temple.