6 Mar 2015

India's rape culture

From Nine To Noon, 10:09 am on 6 March 2015

In her latest book, 13 Men, award-winning Indian-born journalist and author, Sonia Faleiro investigates one of her country's high profile rape cases, in which it was alleged a 20-year-old was gang raped under orders of the village council for falling in love with an outsider. Sonia Faleiro travelled to the isolated village in West Bengal and interviewed the victim as well as local villagers and the village council and found the media coverage of the story had been in many cases wrong, and the issues were far more complex than many realised. Sonia Faleiro has previously delved into the murky world of Bombay's dance bars and has written for Vogue India, India Today and the New York Times. She a co-founder of Deca, a global journalists cooperative that creates long-form stories to read on mobile devices.

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