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Unveiling the ‘Ghunghat’

Unveiling the ‘Ghunghat’

Women Behind Veils Talk About Their Seclusion in Haryana State

How free are women in India? We posed this question to women in the rural Mahendragarh district in the northern state of Haryana. As women journalists, we were able to not only get the answer but also access to their minds and hearts beneath their ghunghats (veils). Here’s what the lives of these beautiful women look like in 2020.

StoriesAsia, a collective of independent journalists from 16 South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, seeks to replace the present-day parade of faceless numbers with humanising narrative nonfiction – a largely ignored journalistic genre in the region.

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