ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Contending Narratives on a Gang Rape in West Bengal

Rashomon Revisited

The precise truth of what actually happened in the case of the recent gang rape of a Santal woman in Suri town in the district of Birbhum, West Bengal is obscured by the overlapping, self-interested narratives of different actors, like in Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon. Is it even possible to go beyond the "Rashomon effect" to make sense of such incidents?

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