Mirror politics : 'Fire', Hindutva and Indian culture

Mary E. JOHN, Tejaswini NIRANJANA

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review


    With the immediate danger of a possible ban now behind us, it may be useful to look at 'Fire' more carefully and raise certain questions in the context of the recent controversy and acclaim. Shouldn't we go beyond identifying good and bad images of women to investigate the critique of patriarchy that a film like 'Fire' provides, and the characterisation of the feminist self that it makes available?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)581-584
    Number of pages4
    JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
    Issue number10/11
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 1999

    Bibliographical note

    This article also published in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 1(2) (2000), 374-379.


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