In Kolkata, Reminders of Why We Help the ‘Last Girl’

New York Times

The women’s rights activists Ruchira Gupta and Gloria Steinem kept a diary of their travels throughout India as they met the country’s young feminists, writers and thought leaders (previous posts are here, here and here). In this installation for India Ink, Ms. Gupta and Ms. Steinem visit Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.

Jan. 24, Friday: I inhaled deeply. Spring was already here, and the air was sweet and fresh. This was home, and Gloria was with me. Gloria’s first cover of Ms. Magazine had been a blue Kali, the female warrior goddess, with each arm holding a symbol of modern women’s impossible multitasking. Now I was walking with Gloria to Kali’s crowded temple in Kolkata.Continue Reading.