It’s all play and no work for young women during the festival of Raja Parba in Odisha, which starts today. But through all the fun and games is one special theme rooted to the Earth . Discover the delightful festival and oral tradition at the heart of an Odia fertility ritual
Ismat Chughtai was a pillar of the modern Urdu short story and a woman who dared to write about the one thing that was most taboo in her time – feminine sexuality. Catch the story of a literary realist who was accused of ‘obscenity’ because her simple but powerful stories threatened conservative Indian society.