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The status of women in Nepal

Outside the relative sophistication of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, hindu women are a long, long way from liberation. In remote rural areas, they’re considered their husband’s or father’s chattel, given or taken in marriage for the price of, say, … Continue reading

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The “Gadaba”, an Indian tribe.

The Gadaba are one of the most primitive tribes of India. They live in the forests of Orissa ( an indian state). Their population is estimated at something like 80.000. Their main source of livelihood is agriculture. Besides it is supplemented … Continue reading

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India : about sex whitening, kamasutra and domestic violences

Since long, Indians are obsessed with purity and whiteness. But recently, a TV ad has raised a scandal. It’s about a soap whose use enable the women to whiten their genital areas… in order to be more sexy, to be desired by their … Continue reading

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India : about female emancipation and family duties

Once, I heard a young woman from Delhi saying : ” One of my friends ( a woman too) has had sexual relations with 16 different boys within a year.” That’s something unconceivable, impossible for almost all the Indian women. … Continue reading

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India-Nepal : painting, an art reserved for women in Mithila region

There was a time when Mithila was a powerful kingdom in Northern India. Aftre all, Janakpur, the capital of the region, is the birthplace of Sita, the wife of Rama, one of the main hindu gods. For 3.000 years, hindu … Continue reading

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India : Mira Baï, a mystical princess who renunced everything to live her passion

Mira Baï, a 16° century princess, is still famous for the numerous hymns she wrote, all in praise of Krishna, the god of love, one of the main hindu gods. Her poems are still sung in northern India, and in … Continue reading

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India : many women justify wife beating

If you thought domestic violence was on the wane in India with the rise in education levels, take a look at these figures.  Over 40 % of women in a nationwide survey reported  being beaten by their husbands at some … Continue reading

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