articles by Suchitra Vijayan

India

Heckling Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament with chants of Jai Shri Ram smacks of an age-old idea of muscular, divisive Hindutva

This is not the first time Jai Shri Ram was used as a rallying call to assert the idea of a muscular Hindu Rashtra. The chant has long been used to create a divisive politics of hate, starting with the violence in Ayodhya and the destruction of the Babri Masjid.

India

Misogyny and racism as spectacle and performance: A critique of Mahesh Shantaram’s African Portraits, Forbidden Love

Mahesh Shantaram’s work fits into a long history of photographing and projecting black bodies as sites of victimhood

India

#MeToo in India: Sordid link between casteism and assault must be addressed to prevent sexual violence

The social contract between the Indian state and its most marginalised is unequal.