articles by Shireen Azam

Life

A year of talking about #MeToo: What has changed in the internal lives of women since the movement's second wave?

What if we understand #MeToo not through where the outed men are, but through how it has affected women’s internal lives — our time, our work, our relationships?

Life

Siyasi Muslims: In a new book, Hilal Ahmed argues for a more nuanced understanding of political Islams in India

In Siyasi Muslims, Hilal Ahmed offers "an evocative story of politics and Islam in India, which goes beyond the given narratives of Muslim victimhood and Islamic separation"

India

Freedom is not a shiny object, and other thoughts for Naseeruddin Shah's detractors

Naseeruddin Shah's detractors should know that by telling someone they should be happy with whatever freedom they have been granted, they are implying that they weren’t supposed to be free in the first place

India

Mallika Joseph's defense of MJ Akbar against #MeToo allegation puts onus on women to be 'believable victims'

Mallika Akbar’s seven-sentence-long statement, defending her husband, MJ Akbar, against a rape allegation, houses within it, a world