23.09.2016

Meanwhile in India: Why all that fuss about Feminism?

New Delhi (India) – Shiva and his consort Parvati* in discussion on feminism in a new comic by FES India to mark the launch of their country study as part of a regional project on political feminism in Asia.

  • Photo: Comic "Why all this fuss?" by FES / FES India Office

Read more about India’s struggle with feminism and social justice in Political Feminism in India: An Analysis of Actors, Debates and Strategies. For more information on this new publication contact FES India Office.

*Shiva meaning “The Auspicious” is one of the three major deities of Hinduism. He is the chief within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in contemporary Hinduism. Parvati is the wife of the Hindu god Shiva.

She is goddess of fertility, love and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power. Ardhanarishvara is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati (also known as Devi, Shakti and Uma in this icon).

Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half male and half female, split down the middle. Narad is a Vedic sage, famous in Hindu traditions as a traveling musician and storyteller, who carries news and enlightening wisdom.

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