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Monday, July 04, 2022

Rama Srinivasan

The writer is a Marie Curie postdoctoral Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the author of Courting Desire: Litigating for Love in North India

What arguments in marital rape case reveal about insecurity of patriarchy
Wed, Feb 09, 2022

Rama Srinivasan writes: Powerful men have explicitly laid out their view that sex against the wishes of their wives is not a crime, legal or moral, while others are in the mood for a marriage strike against what they perceive as a men’s rights issue.

Religion aside, caste, class and patriarchy ensure that most Indians aren’t free to choose who they marry
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Rama Srinivasan writes: Findings of the recent Pew survey on inter-community marriages should be read in this context

Priya Ramani acquittal opens new paths for Indian feminist movement
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

The acquittal of Priya Ramani can be a real opportunity for us to make sexual consent a dialogue in the broader public sphere where stories shared by women without fear of retaliation through legal means can become catalysts for change.

Campaigns against inter-community relationships are a way to redirect anxieties over large-scale structural disruptions
Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Society looks back to its past or at who women choose to marry or kiss for the source of its problems when, in reality, these are engendered by large-scale structural transformations introduced by the current government.

The right identity
Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Evolving feminist narratives in India must resolve the fault lines that have emerged.

Germany’s Özil moment
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Footballer’s case points to the country’s failure to address everyday racism.