Sexual Violence

Sex, Death and the Gods (2011)

This in depth documentary by Beeban Kidron depicts the extreme levels of exploitation faced by Devadasis in India. Young girls from lower castes who have just reached puberty are dedicated and ‘married’ to gods. The film provides an account of what...
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Thread Bared

A cover story published on December 30, 2013 in The Outlook Magazine. This well researched article brings to light the large scale of sexual violence that manifests itself during communal violence. Language – English Access Location(s) – Outlook...
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Talk by Navsharan Singh on the Prevalence of Sexual Violence in Conflict

In this reflective and perceptive talk, Navsharan Singh provides an in-depth analysis of the effect conflict situations like wars, pogroms, and riots have on women’s lives, an effect that is hardly spoken about. She draws on her own experiences of conducting...
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Moment of Silence

This moving poem is a chronicle of all the injustice committed against various communities by countires and institutions that held power over them. The poem holds the perpetrators accountable and tells them in strong words “Let your silence...
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Colder Than Ice

This is the story of Ishwar Singh who has just returned from the pillage that he took part in as riots ravage the village during the period of the Partition of the country. He is very triumphant about his participation and he extols his deeds infront...
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Overcoming Communal Violence: Bhagalpur Narratives

A team of Aman Sathis from Bhagalpur, Bihar narrate their experiences of the riots and how Muslims were targeted. They talk about how these riots were different from past riots and were much more vicious in their intent. Heartwrenching in places, this...
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