ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Controversy

Conservative Framing of the Hijab Issue and the Muslim Women’s Movement

Conservative and reactionary forces among Hindus and Muslims appear to be the major beneficiaries of the controversy over wearing hijab to schools. Such issues being the traps or detours laid by these forces, marginalised communities must choose their battlegrounds wisely. Instead of diverting the energy to the sectarian agenda of enforcing a dress code and perpetuating marginalisation, Muslim women’s movement should uphold the “Shaheen Bagh Spirit” of upholding constitutional values and unitedly fighting for rights and equality.


Mela and Media : Norms in Absence

The Kumbh Mela this time over has, predictably, become media grist more than it ever was before. This huge conglomeration of people, the organisation and management of which is a mammoth exercise, has , one should suppose, always in any age attracted the attention of those whose business is news. It has also provided market access to artisans, craftsmen and producers of various goods.