Their names are Renuka Devi, Mathurabai and Kenchamma, and they are the village sarpanch the mukhiya and the panchayat leader, respectively. They are, as a documentary produced by the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, elegantly puts it, “daughters of the 73rd amendment", beneficiaries of a constitutional brushstroke that reserves one-third of all panchayat seats for women. They speak of ignominies and insults with steely-eyed resignation; a matter-of-factness that is disconcerting to a city woman such as myself, used as I am to presumed equality and outrage if I perceive otherwise.
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