India is referred to as one of the world’s rape capitals—a woman is raped every 15 minutes, and there has been an 873-percent rise in sexual crimes against girls over the past five decades. The journalist Priyanka Dubey presents the stories behind the numbers and statistics, collected over six years of reporting from different parts of the country. Based on field interviews and backed by studies of police and court documents, the 13 stories illustrate India’s rape culture and the patriarchal frameworks that perpetuate it.
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