Sushila Shekhawat1* and Neerja Vyas2
1 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India
2Department of Languages, Manipal University Jaipur, India
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Innumerable shades of women have found representation in various media formats such as television, print media, social media, internet, cinema etc. Fight for equality and more prominently human rights has been taken up by several prominent film makers to bring this pertinent issue to the limelight so as to enlighten the masses by exposing the actual story of women being involved. This paper tries to study depiction of women in selected Indian Films to better explore their role in shaping up new perspectives on gender equality playing a significant role in sensitizing people towards the reality associated with the issues. The study would also try to look at the different projections and filmic images which have dared to go beyond the conventional portrayal and created a new identity of the empowered women with examples from films like Fire, Pink, Gulaab gang, Kahaani, etc.Keywords
Media; Equality; Cinema; Women Empowerment; Hindi Films
Received: January 15, 2018
Revised: May 6, 2019
Accepted: May 10, 2019
Published on: July 1, 2019
European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS), 2019 In Press.
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