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Tapti Bose

Tapti Bose is interested in writing on issues that concern women particularly women's legal studies and women's literature.

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The Gold Plated Bride

Trigger warning: This deals with dowry and a potentially abusive marital situation, and may be triggering for survivors. After she had been washed in haldi and draped in the red banarasi, And the ornaments put on one by one; After she parted the beetle leaves, exchanged the garlands, then walked the seven steps around the […]

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There Is Only One Right Time For Women, Not early, Not Late, Ever!
There Is Only One Right Time For Women, Not early, Not Late, Ever!

The right time of marriage: for example, on which rests your family peace. And if I may say honour. And the right time to have children. On that  too depends on the family line, the clearing of debts to ancestors, and the success of the marriage!

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Why Are The Pancha Kanyas Holding A Conference In Swargalok?
Why Are The Pancha Kanyas Holding A Conference In Swargalok?

“The Five Virgins in Swargalok?” asked Indra, the King of the Gods. “My Lord, don’t you think we are rather behind the humans on earth,” she continued, “For one day let Swargalok buzz with words like #metoo, consent, empowerment.”

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When Will We Stop The Terrible Practice Of Bride Seeing
When Will We Stop The Terrible Practice Of Bride Seeing

As normal as this bride seeing may sound for we have been subject to this practice for years altogether, does it not bring up the question as to why this is bride seeing and not just a meeting of the prospective families?

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Queen Draupadi, The Glory Of Indraprastha, Yet Forsaken By Fate…

Trembling before the Sabha with her head still held high while her husbands' heads hung low, she had said “I am still the daughter of King Drupada, sister of Drishtyadumna, and Sakhi of the Yadava prince Krishna”.

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The New Woman On The Other Side Of Fifty

The concept of categorising people according to age rests sometimes on the premise of one's assumed reproductive capacity and since it is not based on one's qualities or capabilities it can be quite debilitating. 

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perfect bride
8 Indian Ideas Of The ‘Perfect Bride’ And Wife That Absolutely Must Be Banned

The idea we have of the 'perfect bride' needs to change. Why should women, and their families, kow-tow to unrealistic ideas of subservience any more?

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