Swati Parashar

Swati Parashar

Swati Parashar is lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Monash University.

India’s gender apartheid

Under the guise of traditional cultural practices, the dowry system is becoming a much bigger political and economic aspect of modern Indian society, writes SWATI PARASHAR. Twenty-five-year-old Sunita, from a backward caste family, was married off with much fanfare. Within a year her body was found at her in-laws home with distinct and suspicious injury …

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Of gods and politicians

India’s secular parties don the cloak of religion in the jostle for votes. SWATI Parashar reports. With voting now underway in India’s election, the one obtrusive factor that has missed analytical and academic scrutiny during the election campaign is the increasing use of religious symbolism by all political parties, their supporters and candidates. This election …

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