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Wed June 4, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata 6/4/2014

Sandip Roy: Not Worth 1000 Words

Dispatch from Kolkata for June 2, 2014

Last week India was shocked by a picture that looked ripped out of the American south from decades ago. Two young women, raped and strangled, and then dangling from a mango tree in a village in the Badaun district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

But the pictures shocking as they are are not worth a 1000 words because they cannot begin to unravel the context behind the story.