Two figures through arched windows facing each other, one holding a flower the other a cup of chai

“They fear / that one day / helpless, destitute people / will stop fearing them.” – Gorakh

This Is Mine

Known as the ‘urgent voice of Bundelkhand’, Maitreyi Pushpa lines the path to empowering regional literature with saplings of dhau and seja.

Sinking Mumbai’s Poor

In the megacity of dreams, survival of the poor often comes at the choice between death and debt.

We have to lose our chains

India loves the story of a woman killing herself because then it can practise its charade of grief and advice. But you can’t grieve for a woman who fights back.