Photographer Arka Dutta is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From his project ‘Eve Was Framed‘. To see Arka’s projects and photographs click on any image.
In my country, India, I have seen religious notions that have often ingrained a sense of powerlessness in the psyche of many women, especially to those without proper literacy and sometimes with conservative family backgrounds. In such cases, women’s cultural and social subordination is allegedly rooted to cultural myths and stories. This age old allegation and practice have almost resulted in the belief of women’s inferiority to men and women’s acceptance of their own oppression. Even in the times of modernization, many women receive conflicting messages of newly forged opportunities restricted by religious law and economic insecurity. Because of this, women often feel failed by modernization and find a return to traditional religious shelters and keep following useless rituals. Though this scenario is mainly prevalent in rural areas, urban cities also have such pockets of incidents too.
By Arka Dutta