Category: Sangat Blog


On Faith & Feminism: Exploring Questions of Caste & Gender in Religion

By Manmeet Kaur The following is a reflection on Sangat network’s webinar on the issue with panelists Uma Chakravarty, Nalini Nayak and Sowjanya Tamalapakula held on July 25, 2020. The session can be watched here:   We’re at a crossroads. Of course as a society, but as individuals too. There are multiple threads which make...

August 6, 2020August 6, 2020by

Will the Real Feminists Please Stand Up?

by Marisa De Silva Contrary to what the title might suggest, this is by NO means an anti-Feminist rant. Quite the contrary actually. It’s more of a self-reflective piece meant to “check” our positioning, privileges and often even our ideology. I hope therefore, it will be read and engaged with, based on this fundamental premise....

March 20, 2020March 20, 2020by

Reflections: A Week at Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights, and Peace Course, organised by SANGAT – The Feminist Network

Author: Nadia Imtiaz Date: 1 – 10 September 2019 I feel lucky and thankful for many things, events and people in my life. After every small disruption, something extraordinary happens, and I am filled with positive energy. Early this year, I was told that alongwith all the other health issues, I am developing cataract in...

December 18, 2019December 26, 2019by

Experience at Sangat’s Month Long Feminist Course

When I was leaving for SANGAT course at Nepal in August, many people thought it was going to be more like honeymoon trip and less class and activities. I won’t blame those thoughts, may be most of courses are like that; there you get more fun time than activities. But I knew from the very beginning...

October 22, 2019October 22, 2019by

Sangat Course: Personal Reflections

I was sitting alone in my office room. There was a storm going on in my head! Our office circulated a rule to cut a day’s salary if a faculty is 15 minutes late along with other directives in the line of how long one should stay in the office … all these rules ignoring...

October 1, 2019October 1, 2019by

Marriage and Sex Work

The Sex Worker’s argument:                 “We deserve dignity for our work” Counter argument:                 “But none of you want your daughters to become sex workers” The Sex Worker’s argument:                 “Housewives don’t want their daughters to become housewives in the future, will you abolish marriage because of that?” This piece and illustration was made by...

August 5, 2019August 5, 2019by

How deep are the Roots of Patriarchy?

Illustration by Sara Haas. Sourced from: Friends! Namaste! Assalam Walekum! Satsriakal! And Hello! First of all we are meeting in a New Year so there is no harm in praying for better days in this New Year. We will all soon come to know how this year will be for our country. All that I...

July 29, 2019July 29, 2019by

Who is the Guru, Who the Disciple?

Most of the students in the course were men and they were all much younger than her. Not only were all the other students Hindu, they were upper caste Hindu. Meena was the lone Muslim and the authorities were quite surprised that she had come for this course.

June 6, 2019June 6, 2019by

One Billion Rising Delhi 2015-2016 Video

last year, one billion people from around India and the world rose to demand justice for women and an end to gender based violence as part of the first ever...

December 1, 2018December 1, 2018by
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