GSCASH (Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassment) and the Dept. of Hindi had jointly organized a talk by Dr. Anamika, an eminent, writer, poet and critic on 17th October, 2014 in the Dr. B R Ambedkar Auditorium of the UoH.

The subject of the bilingual talk was ‘Women’s Language: The Skipping Rope Called Humour’/स्त्री भाषा : वह हँसी बहुत कुछ कहती है’ and was attended by many faculty members, scholars and students.

Prof. Tutun Mukherji (Comparative Literature) and Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan (Chair-GSCASH) shared the stage with the speaker while Prof. Garima Srivastava conducted the program.


At the outset, two students, Vibha and Anagha recited Hindi/English poems of the speaker which were received very well.

Dr. Anamika went on to say that the smile is the veil of the modern woman. There is a definite connect between women… though they come from different backgrounds. Humour can help a person to withstand pain. It connects with the fellow sufferers. It’s a great leveler, she added.

Dr. Anamika also shared that the feminist movement is non-violent. Men should try and understand women. Women should also not lose faith in the goodness of men, she said while concluding her talk.

Picture Courtesy-Mr. Avnish Kumar