I am Preethi is a first-hand experience of my mother who had an arranged marriage at the age of 16. It deals with the subsequent loss of her identity and her struggles with this arrangement overall. It also touches upon the genesis of India’s societal norms around the role of women and female foeticide which is rarely heard of in developed nations, but is still a reality in India. This is an intergenerational perspective of the lived experiences of Indian women and an extremely personal piece on life, death and everything in between.
Fresh, thoughtful journalism and creative works produced by students
of the School of Art, Communication and English at the University of Sydney.