Vibhuti Ramachandran is a doctoral student at the Department of Anthropology, New York University. She researches gender and law in India, particularly prostitution and sex trafficking in discursive regimes and institutional practices.
A recipe for injustice: India’s new trafficking bill expands a troubled rescue, rehabilitation, and repatriation framework
India’s proposed trafficking in persons bill replicates the flaws of the existing framework. It must be re-written...
Critical reflections on raid and rescue operations in New Delhi
Accompanying a raid and rescue operation poses difficult questions for those involved, pushing the boundaries...
Rescued but not released: the ‘protective custody’ of sex workers in India
Protective homes for women in India are carceral institutions that confine women rescued from the sex trade. Tied to...