Mythily is a student at IIM Indore with an interest in cinema, South Asian culture and music. Having grown up abroad, she often juxtaposes her experiences of a multicultural upbringing and college life in India. You will most often find her with a protein shake humming AR Rahman songs, or adding to her never-ending wishlist on Amazon.
Cilappatikaram is an interesting piece of literature that makes a woman the lead of the story. More than that, she ends up defending her husband and “winning” him back in some ways. But how feminist can we call this story?
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.