The transnational assemblage of Indian rape culture

  title={The transnational assemblage of Indian rape culture},
  author={Vrushali Vishwasrao Patil and Bandana Purkayastha},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={1952 - 1970}
ABSTRACT We analyse the affective-cultural assemblage of “Indian rape culture” across historical time and social space. We examine news coverage of a highly visible 2012 rape in Delhi in two newspapers, New York Times and Times of India, and the longevity of these articulations through an analysis of online discourses three years later. We further trace colonial-era materializations of Indian rape culture which emerged in the context of the “Indian Mutiny” in contrast to local perspectives, and… 

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