Feminine Fables: Imaging the Indian Woman in Painting, Photography and Cinema

By: Geeti Sen

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A new iconography of the Indian woman seems to be emerging which challenges the traditional “images” and roles of women. Dramatic changes in projecting the woman reflect changes in societal norms and taboos. These roles for the modern woman are subversive, mapping out bold new frontiers for her to explore. The effects are persuasive in being projected through the media, the fourth estate in society, and through the popular genre of Hindi cinema.Set against the feminist discourse, these images raise different questions about “seeing” the Indian woman. Traced over the century, they suggest an extraordinary transformation in imaging the Indian woman, as manifested in painting, photography, popular posters and classical cinema. In five seminal essays, this book examines central issues regarding the woman: whether she is regarded as a woman or a goddess; whether her body is treated as an object or subject of pleasure; if she has the freedom to move from home to the world outside; if she is expected to play multiple roles or is perceived in her integral self; and if she has learnt now to re-assert her own power. Printed Pages: 208 with 117 colour illustrations.

Title: Feminine Fables: Imaging the Indian Woman in Painting, Photography and Cinema

Author Name: Geeti Sen

Categories: India, Art,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Mapin Publishing: 2002

ISBN: 8185822883

ISBN 13: 9788185822884

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 111972

Keywords: Feminine Fables: Imaging the Indian Woman in Painting, Photography and Cinema Geeti Sen