Photo book: When women draw the lines
The rape and death of a Delhi medical student in December 2012 shifted something within most of us. A new title, Drawing the Line, showcases visual stories of 14 brave Indian women that will once again resonate and inspire you
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