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Social Activism in South Asia: A Photo-Essay

By Nadira Khan & Mary Ann Chacko

Iftikar Chaudhry

Supporters of Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry are jubilant after the announcement of his reinstatement in 2009 

Anna Hazare

Supporters of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement in Delhi

Delhi Anti Rape 1

Delhi Anti Rape 2

Protesters at Delhi anti-rape movement

Shabag 1

Protesters at Shabag Movement, Bangladesh, demanding punishment for 1971 War Criminals

shabag 2

A protester at Shabag Square, Bangladesh: ‘down with the razakars (war criminals)’ painted on his body

[Nadira Khan is a doctoral candidate at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Mary Ann Chacko is a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.]

[The pictures for the photo-essay have been sourced from the following websites:;;;;]

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