February 05, 2013

Mumbai Rising

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yebYB1q_oFE   Women are rising to protest, to dance, to heal, to reclaim, to flaunt, to bloom, against violence, against cruelty... Join us at Mumbai Rising on 14 February 2013. Where: Bandra Amphitheatre, Bandstand, Mumbai. When: 5.30 - 8.30 PM. This video was made for Mumbai Rising as part of One Billion Rising by the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.      

About: Shilpa Phadke

Shilpa Phadke is a sociologist. She is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has been educated at St. Xavier’s College, SNDT University, TISS in Mumbai and the University of Cambridge, UK. She is co-author of Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets. Her doctoral research focused on questions of heterosexuality in the new spaces of consumption in Mumbai. She has published both in academic journals and anthologies and in the popular media. Her areas of concern include gender and the politics of space, the middle classes, sexuality and the body, feminist politics among young women, reproductive subjectivities, feminist parenting, and pedagogic practices. She loves the chaotic city of Mumbai and fantasizes that it will one day have a very large park. Shilpa is part of the editorial team of Ultra Violet and takes care of the sections on Society and Relationships.

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