A Handful of Stories

Reportage on health, science and politics. And some meditations on film

Tag: Mithali Raj

Shabaash Mithu, and the Hindi film’s inability to handle micro-humiliations

Shabaash Mithu acknowledges what I found to be the sportswoman’s main problem in India—the un-seeing of women’s sport as proper sport. The un-seeing of women as equal citizens. The result is a thousand daily indignities, such as no money to travel, no international exposure, hand-me-down uniforms of the men’s team, bureaucratic scorn. The story of women’s sport is a search…