Ideas of India | 3 February 2022 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Shrayana Bhattacharya about her book Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: India’s Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy and Independence. Insights on India’s economic and social liberalisation from the lives of ten Indian women, all fans of Hindi film idol Shah Rukh Khan, a post-liberalisation icon. Discusses the impediments to Indian women’s economic and social progress.
I’ve devoured this book since listening to this episode. It is extraordinarily good, with rich insights on life in India; its economy; and the frustrations of women wanting love, appreciation and equality from men.