Vrinda Nabar has been Chair of English at the University of Mumbai, and Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, USA, and the Open University, UK. Her research has dealt with postcolonial and women’s issues. Her publications include: Caste as Woman, Family Fables and Hidden Heresies: A Memoir of Mothers and More, The Endless Female Hungers: A Study of Kamala Das. She has written extensively for Indian newspapers, radio, and television, focusing on literature, the arts, gender and culture. She lives in Mumbai, India.
The Indian government has passed a slate of new laws in the wake of the brutal gang rape of a young woman in Delhi on December 16. But these reforms will be insufficient unless Indian society as a whole evolves.