Articles by Syed Mubin Zehra
Jan 26, 2019
Ananga Ranga: The ancient roots of #MeToo rageThe pursuit of pleasure, in the Ananga Ranga, involves the subjugation of women for the pleasure of men.
Dec 08, 2018
Female desire in the Mughal dynasty: Daughters broke chastity norms, but had limited agencyLittle is written about the Mughal daughters' sexuality in texts representative of that period, but foreigners' travelogues and contemporary literature tell us about their affairs and the fate of their lovers
Nov 14, 2018
Ananga-Ranga in the #MeToo era: Subjugation of women who seek pleasure has been the norm since medieval timesWomen have no right to either seek or express their pleasure; that renders them, like the woman in the Ananga-Ranga, a shrew to be tamed