Outlook Magazine's latest issue looks at the catastrophic humanitarian disaster in Gaza in view of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war and also explores the stories of women characters of Ramayana whose tales have largely remained hidden over the centuries.
In this issue of Outlook, we look at the women of the Ramayana as an interrogation of dominant narratives.
In Karnataka, Sita takes the centre stage in retellings of Ramayana and Dussehra
Marital fidelity is an important theme in the Ramayana
Each version of the Ramayana gives Ravana’s wife a different role and story. But who was the real Mandodari?
Women in the Ramayana inspire fascinating leadership trends
The close bond between Sita, Urmila, Mandavi, and Shrutakirti proves that women are not enemies—a convenient narrative cultivated through centuries
The women of Ramayana seem to have been discriminated against, based on their birth, gender, origin, and political belief or background
Pluralistic renditions offer a different narrative of the epic
Like many retellings of the Ramayana, the Sitas in Bollywood films tell divergent stories
Kumartuli, a little picture-book setting of tiny lanes in north Kolkata on the banks of the river Hooghly, is almost a village. It is a home and a working space for traditional artisans, potters and artists.
Goddess Durga embodies contemporary women and their struggles
While the State of Israel was established on 15 May 1948 and admitted to the United Nations, a Palestinian State remains elusive.
The road to peace is becoming more and more tortuous and old strategies are crumbling under the rubble of new conflicts.
Senior journalist Kusumita Das gives a first-person account of the events of October 7 from Jerusalem when Hamas mounted an all-out attack on Israel.
Over 60 per cent casualties in Israel's ongoing assault on Gaza are women and children.
This is a glossary of terms that dominate the discourse around the long-running Israel-Palestine conflict.
From Mahatma Gandhi, Mandela, King and many others, we learned that never should a crime against humanity be considered a tool of resistance. Whatever the cause might be, whatever the grievances against another country, party or institution, the way of fighting determines whether the fighter is right or wrong, whether the fighter is a true resistor or a practicing fascist.
From childhood memories to national identities, Sophie Ernst’s book HOME explores what the idea of home represents to people who have been forced to leave their homes behind. It also deciphers how artists, filmmakers and writers remembered the places they had left behind during the 1947 India-Pakistan partition and examines the architectural memories of Muslim, Christian and Jewish Arabs living in Palestine and Israel. An excerpt from HOME
The changing contours of India’s relations with Palestine.
Vibha Galhotra writes about life in Jerusalem, the city central to the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.