Women and Resistance in Contemporary Bengali Cinema: A by Srimati Mukherjee

By Srimati Mukherjee

Historically, Indian cinema has located ladies on the intersection of culture and a extra evolving tradition, portraying contradictory attitudes which impact women’s roles in private and non-private spheres.

Examining the paintings of 3 administrators from West Bengal, this publication addresses the juxtaposition of culture and tradition relating to girls in Bengali cinema. It argues the antithesis of women’s roles, relatively when it comes to rules of resistance, revolution, switch, and autonomy, by way of suggesting they communicate resistance to hegemonic constructions, encouraging a re-envisioning of women’s positions in the familial-social matrix. besides featuring a belief of tradition as dynamic and evolving, the e-book discusses how a few administrators convey that with this rupturing of the commonly prohibitive, and a suggestion of unmaking and making in ladies, a standard inclination is uncovered to align ladies with rules of absence, substitution, and disposability. the writer is going directly to exhibit how chosen auteurs in modern Bengali cinema holiday with yes conventional representations of ladies, gesturing in the direction of a tradition that's extra releasing for girls.

Presenting the 1st full-length examine of women’s altering roles over the past 20 years of Bengali cinema, this e-book may be an invaluable contribution for college kids and students of South Asian tradition, movie reviews and Gender Studies.

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