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NEW DELHI -- Now, hear this. A woman in Guwahati has applied to change her surname to match that of the President of The United States. Archana Ozah, a woman in her mid-thirties, reportedly applied...
I recently read a story in the New York Times about married women increasingly choosing to keep their last name. A less well known, but highly annoying and frustrating dilemma is how some communities in South India compose the last name. A common practice is using a series of capitalised letters (initials). This seemingly random set of letters works much like GPS coordinates that identify an individual.
I am a woman, a feisty feminist, and yet I am going to tell you why women like me change their surname after marriage.