No Nation for Girls takes a tough, shut take a look at what makes India unsafe for its girls from custodial rapes to rapes by Godmen, from caste rapes to honour killings – the writer uncovers many uncomfortable, unsavoury truths in a e book that’s pressing and essential and a must-read for anybody with a conscience.
Numbers convey, partly, why India is known as one of many world’s rape capitals one girl is raped each fifteen minutes and in fifty years, there was a staggering rise of 873 per cent in sexual crimes towards women.
But numbers reveal solely part of the reality. Past statistics, there are tales, typically unreported of ladies in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh, who’re routinely raped in the event that they spurn the advances of males of ladies from de-notified tribes in central India who haven’t any recourse to justice if sexually violated of victimized lower-caste women in small-town Baduan, Uttar Pradesh. There are additionally tales of custodial rape, non‑consensual incest and trafficking.
Priyanka Dubey travels by means of massive swathes of India, over a interval of six years, to uncover the accounts of disenfranchised girls who’re caught within the grip of patriarchy. She asks if, after the globally reported December 2012 gang‑rape of Nirbhaya in New Delhi, India’s gender narrative has shifted and if it hasn’t, what must be performed to make this a nation worthy of its intrepid women.