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UN Women South Asia (Intern)
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Gender, South Asia
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M & E, gender analysis
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Same Sex Marriage: India Can Do Better

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 12:00 0 Comments

This is an excerpt from my article on The Huffington Post.

Please see here for the full article:

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A Case Against Re-Appropriating Gender

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:53 1 Comment

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In sociology and cultural studies, re-appropriation is the cultural process by which a group reclaims—re-appropriates—terms or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group.

Drawing on the theme…


Female Foeticide/Infanticide in India: Considering Relations - Moving towards 'Daughter and Granddaughter Foeticide/Infanticide'

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 13:00 5 Comments

Having recently completed my dissertation on female foeticide and infanticide in India, my research uncovered a key area of neglect in trajectories concerning the practice. My provided an exegesis of  the several structures which exacerbate the practice today: son-preference, dowry, capitalism and 'social engineering' by the British Colonial Authorities in tandem with upper-caste elites to encourage 'Sanskritisation' thereby absolving many lower-caste practices (i.e. bride-price, other…

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At 10:56 on January 27, 2015, Rituu B Nanda said…

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