A study on themitigation strategies of violence in Hindi women cinema narratives

Gender scholar Michael Foucault when quoting about Justice says that, “Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and its institutions. “ (Foucault, 1978) There has been a sudden upsurge in women centric or women oriented films in the recent past which brings them carrying out positive roles, taking up challenges that reminds the audience of how strong they are. Hence this study aims to analyse the narratives of chosen women centric Hindi films and understand how the women characters try to mitigate the social violence they undergo. The study also touches upon the human rights issue faced by the women characters to analyse the violence against women and how gender equality is achieved in the narratives. Analysing the narrative strategies, mapping their character arcs, scrutinizing human rights issues and identify how violence is being mitigated are the objectives of the study.

Author: 
Rashmi Raja V.R. and Dr. Velayutham, C.
Journal Name: 
Int J Inf Res Rev
Volume No: 
04
Issue No: 
10
Year: 
2017
Paper Number: 
2330
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