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Period pieces: A world where you can't talk about menstruation

Human rights lawyer and writer Farah Ahamed's book is a profound exploration of this topic

Period Matters: Menstruation in South Asia
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Period Matters: Menstruation in South Asia

Arunima Mazumdar
Period Matters: Menstruation in South Asia
Author: Farah Ahamed
Publisher:  Pan Macmillan India
Pages: 336
Price: Rs 491

When it comes to urban India, the topic of menstruation and menstrual hygiene receives a great deal of importance and attention. In fact, times are so advanced that many workplaces now ensure there is a steady supply of sanitary napkins in the women’s restroom.

But what is it really like in the world parallel to the progressive urban one, where the concept of menstruation, a natural and healthy occurrence, is taboo and any open discussion on it forbidden?

Human rights lawyer and writer Farah Ahamed’s book, Period Matters:

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 10:43 PM IST

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