Photo book: When women draw the lines
Delhi girl Diti Mistry, relates her unique experiences while travelling in the Mumbai local ladies compartment, a space that she describes as a ‘being in itself’. Her witty, insightful narrative chronicles this micro-universe.
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY/Diti Mistry, Drawing the Line, Zubaan Books
The Poet, Sharmila by Ita Mehrotra speaks of how meeting Irom Sharmila, the brave Manipuri activist, impacted Ita’s life and work.
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY/ Ita mehrotra, DRAWING THE LINE, ZUBAAN BOOKS
Reshu Singh’s The Photo questions the idea of identity and expectations for women amidst the fear of losing themselves.
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY/RESHU SINGH, DRAWING THE LINE, ZUBAAN BOOKS
Someday by Samidha Gunjal looks at a girl’s daily encounters with eve-teasing, and how she draws strength from this.
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY/samidha gunjal, DRAWING THE LINE, ZUBAAN BOOKS
The Prey by Neelima P Aryan imagines as a silent story with speech only in the last frame (in pic). Set in rural Kerala, its simplicity conveys the unpredictability of nature.
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY/NEELIMA P ARYAN, DRAWING THE LINE, ZUBAAN BOOKS
Asha, Now by Hemavathy Guha is a disturbing reality check faced by siblings across Indian homes, that of sexual abuse within a family.
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY/ HEMAVATHY GUHA, DRAWING THE LINE, ZUBAAN BOOKS
Deepani Seth’s The Walk started as a nonfiction story about a day in the life of a woman in a small town in eastern India. It ended up relaying episodes that could have happened to any Indian woman.
ILLUSTRATION COURTESY/deepani seth, DRAWING THE LINE, ZUBAAN BOOKS