Jasveen is currently a student at the New School studying poetry, race and ethnicity, and gender studies. You can find her either in New Delhi or New York. She's interested in gender justice, religion, diverse art, and class reform. Her twitter is: @jasveenflies
India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?