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Remembering Nirbhaya: Mumbai University released book

Mumbai University on 16 December 2013 launched book ‘Nirbhaya: Ek Atmachintan’ to mark a year since the brutal gangrape of a Delhi student.

Dec 17, 2013 11:52 IST
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Book: Nirbhaya: Ek Atmachintan :Published by  Mumbai University

Mumbai University on 16 December 2013 launched a book titled ‘Nirbhaya: Ek Atmachintan’ to mark a year since the brutal gangrape of a Delhi paramedic student.

The book's prologue is written by Justice Chandrashekhar Dharamadhikari and is edited by the vice-chancellor of the Mumbai University, Rajan Welukar. Several notable writers and thinkers, such as, Nirja Dhulekar, Kumar Ketkar, Asha Bage, Vijaya Wad, Judge Mrudula Bhatkar, etc have contributed to the book.

The topics that these writers have covered include women empowerment in the fields of economic, social and political spheres, the rights which are given to them and their safety.

The 23-year old para-medical student (also known as Damini or Nirbhaya) was gang raped in New Delhi on 16 December 2012. She passed away in Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on 29 December 2012. She was raped in the moving bus by six men, one of which included a minor. The 16 December gang rape led to massive protests across the country.

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