Friday, May 7, 2010

Reel reality

Dr. Meena T. Pillai, editor of the book Women in Malayalam Cinema, talks about the reality behind the representation of women in Mollywood

Women in Malayalam Cinema is a very direct, uncomplicated title for a book, but the subtitle 'Naturalising Gender Hierarchies' is an eye-opener.

Cinema is one space that successfully frames the woman in the manner society perceives her, through the very obvious or the subliminal and the subtle. The book according to Meena T. Pillai, editor of the volume, is just the early steps into taking a serious look at the gendering of spaces in products of popular culture.

Full report here Hindu

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