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Watch a discussion with author and economist, Shrayana Bhattacharya on her book ‘Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: India’s Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy and Independence’, organised by Vidhi on 17th January, 2022.

This book offers a rare combination of data and anecdotes to tell the story of India’s women in the post-liberalisation economy. Along with discussants Dr Anisha Sharma, Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka University and Deepika Kinhal, Team Lead and Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi, this discussion unpacked the issues concerning the absence of women in the workforce, the place of love and care in the economy, and of course, the presence of Shah Rukh Khan in the lives of Indian women post-liberalisation.

Alok Prasanna, Lead, Vidhi Karnataka, & Co-Founder, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, moderated the session.