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Women, Incarcerated: Narratives from India
Mahuya Bandyopadhyay and Rimple Mehta
Discussion held on:
India International Centre, New Delhi.
The panelists assemble to discuss ‘Carceral Cultures and Gender Justice’ to mark the publication of
Women, Incarcerated: Narrative from India
, edited by Mahuya Bandyopadhyay and Rimple Mehta at 6.30 pm on 18 November 2022 at IIC, New Delhi.
Dr Mahuya Bandyopadhyay at the discussion.
Dr Uma Chakravarti opens the panel for the evening.
Anjana Prakash, Senior Advocate, shares her experiences pertaining to carceral cultures.
V. Geetha, feminist historian, translator, writer and publisher, discusses the book.
The audience engages with the exciting exchange among the panelists, both in-person and online.
Sudha Bharadwaj, trade-unionist and human rights lawyer, and Dr Rimple Mehta, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University, join in the discussion over Zoom from outside Delhi.
Natasha Narwal, feminist activist and scholar, shares her experience of incarceration in Tihar jail where she had been a political prisoner for 13 months.
Devangana Kalita, feminist researcher and activist, lends her voice to the suffering of fellow women prisoners, which she had witnessed during her incarceration as a political prisoner.
Vrinda Grover, Advocate, Supreme Court, showcases the book and delivers her arguments.
A rapt audience attentively listens to the unfolding dialogue.
Audience members interact with the panelists—Dr Uma Chakravarti signs a copy of her previously published title by Orient BlackSwan,
Thinking Gender, Doing Gender: Feminist Scholarship and Practice Today
The audience flocks to the Orient BlackSwan book stall to acquire copies of
and other titles.
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