When Burkha-Clad Women Wept for the Niloufer of Nikaah

Posted: September 5th, 2017

THE OVERWHELMING public support for the Supreme Court judgment on Triple Talaq may enable wider discussion of divorce in India, not just as a legal issue but about marriage itself and its breakdown. Hindi films, which are so preoccupied with love and marriage, have given little space to divorce, whose unhappiness is the antithesis of all that is celebrated in their fantasies of beauty, romance and eroticism.

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