Kerala Nun Case: How to Break a Rape Survivor’s Spirit

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Kerala Nun Case: How to Break a Rape Survivor’s Spirit

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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o, I wasn’t ready. I did not want to touch him. Even though this was not the first time – it wasn’t even the tenth. But the revulsion hadn’t dulled even one bit. “What are you waiting for…” he grunted. “Pick up the oil and start. Rub it in properly, use all your strength, you puny thing.” He laughed as if he were only encouraging me.

I had barely turned 18. This was a man in my extended family.

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