30/09/2021 05:55 PM | Click to read full article
In a society where women are routinely shamed for their choices and also for things beyond their control, Priya-Alika Elias’ book Besharam is required reading.
Says Priya, “I think shame is one of the most powerful tools we deploy against young women in Indian society. We routinely shame and bully unconventional women into shutting up and making conventional choices. If a woman is being bold, or provocative, or stating her desire – any of these things might lead you to be called besharam.”