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ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Honour Killing, Jauhar, Padmaavat

Padmaavat producer defends deadly jauhar sequence

Viacom 18 COO Ajit Andhare tells Suhani Singh about the trials and tribulations faced during the making of the film.

VOICES

 |  Desert Dunes  |  -minute read
Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Why is everyone making a big deal about jauhar?

Just as a warrior, or a spy, or a fugitive chooses to die than fall in enemy's hands, it is the same spirit that drove women to self-immolation.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat glorifies Rajputs, but its treatment of women makes you vomit

An entire population now thinks that thousands of women burning themselves alive is a good thing.

VARIETY

 |  9-minute read
India, Patriarchy, Jauhar, Padmaavat

The dangers of patriarchal narratives glorifying jauhar and sati

Absence of accounts from women’s perspectives leaves one skeptical of historical accounts composed by the privileged gender.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Rajputs, Misogyny, Jauhar, Padmaavat

It's sad and disgusting Swara Bhasker faced veiled rape threats and slut-shaming over her views on Padmaavat

Those trolling her response to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus have proved her right.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Jauhar, Padmaavat, Sanjay leela bhansali, Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar getting trolled for saying she felt ‘reduced to a vagina’ after watching Padmaavat only proves her right

In the 21st century, a woman mentioning her own genitals is considered a wannabe rebel and an attention seeker.