Society & Culture

Kashmiri Society as Reflected in Folk Songs: Mirrors on the Wall of Time

R L Talashi Kashmiri folk literature is a treasure trove of unwritten socio-cultural history spanning centuries. It is particularly true of our folk songs. These songs depict life in various hues and moods as well as the dark and colourful aspects of the traditional Kashmiri society. Rich in depicting emotions, dreams and miseries, these folk […]

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Relatives or sexual predators?

Relatives or sexual predators?

She is just ‘she’. She doesn’t want to be named. She wants me to erase a part of her person. Another part was preyed upon when she was barely seven. Today she is 28 and a mother of a baby girl. For over 20 years, she has lived in the trauma of being sexually abused […]

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DISCORDANT NOTES

DISCORDANT NOTES

They marry, they fall in love, they have kids, they have a happy family and they live happily ever after. This is how the usual line goes. But, is that for real? When I stepped into Kashmir’s only women’s police station I saw an entirely different world. A shocking, harsh and bitter reality of the […]

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