It's a pleasure starting my cross-posting venture with Tikuli Dogra's blogpost "Intimate Betrayal... The Untold Trauma"
(http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/intimate-betrayal-â¦the-untold-trauma/?the-untold-trauma/). The topic of marital rape is relevant for all times and all places, and gets little attention though.
She writes: "I had wanted to take up the issue of Marital rape for a long time now .The movie DAMAN by Kalpana Lajmi where Raveena Tondon plays the role of a marital rape victim, made me write about this heinous crime against women."
Read more by clicking on the post title or the link above.
Tikuli blogs at http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/ as tikulicious. Do check out her poems and other articles.
About FOOTPRINTS IN THE BAJRA (Cedar Books, New Delhi); By Nabina Das
"Fittingly for a poet, Nabina’s novel also has a strong lyrical core. 'Footprints in the Bajra' takes the homely image of the millet field as its central metaphor. ... But the novel is less a thriller about guerrilla action than a subtly colored character study of a fascinating group of individuals who intersect at various points in their lives ..." -- DEBRA CASTILLO, author, editor and distinguished professor (Cornell University, April 17, 2010).