Dr. Geeta Patel on the ‘Homely’ Wife Ideal and the Heteronuclear Family in India

Dec 14, 2020


Dr. Geeta Patel, Professor at University of Virginia, is in conversation with Shrishti Malhotra, producer at The Swaddle, about why Ismat Chughtai’s Lihaaf was charged for being obscene, the ‘homely’ wife in matrimonial ads, and challenging notions of ‘respectability’ in Indian society.


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