Why Men Rape by Tara Kaushal

In Why Men Rape, Tara Kaushal conducts interviews with 9 men who have raped and various experts to understand the reason why acts of sexual violence are committed. Published by HarperCollins, the book hit the shelves in June 2020.

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In Why Men Rape, Tara Kaushal sets out to understand the reasons through a detailed investigation which includes meetings with nine men who have an inclination to commit acts of sexual violence. The men interviewed for the book belong to all sections of society: a doctor who raped his twelve-year-old patient; an unemployed youth who decided to kill his former lover; a youth who gang-raped; a serial gang rapist who doesn’t believe rape exists.

Alongside, the author gives insights from myriad survivors; world-famous experts; a jail inmate who observes and provides us with a commentary on the worldview of rape convicts inside a prison; and many more. At a time when sexual violence is crippling our society, Why Men Rape marks an important contribution towards making us aware of the problem and finding a way to stop it.

About the Author

Tara Kaushal is a writer and media consultant based in Mumbai, India. She received the Laadli Media Award for gender-sensitive writing in 2013-14 and won a Femina Superwomen of the Year Award in 2018.

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