Sultana's Reality

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In this Alice in Wonderland-styled interactive adventure, playfully designed and animated by Indian artist Afrah Shafiq, readers are invited to scroll through five chapters of the relationship between women and books in India: How women read them, avoided them, loved them, hated them--and eventually wrote them. The tale is told through interpretation of a selection of images from the visual archive at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. On studying the images of women in the archive, several recurrent patterns emerge within which women are imagined.
Image from Sultana's Reality, written, designed and animated by Afrah Shafiq

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