Nirmala Banerjee being interviewed at her home in Kolkata. Photo: AP
Akanksha Singh
Opinion

Opinion

Akanksha Singh

Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Prize and Indian media can’t get enough of his mum

  • The poverty researcher has just jointly won one of the world’s most respected awards – therefore his mum is at the centre of media attention
  • As curious as it sounds, the phenomenon is not strange in India, where patriarchy is deeply rooted and the mother-son relationship is idealised above all others
Nirmala Banerjee being interviewed at her home in Kolkata. Photo: AP
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