Shinjinee grew up in the culturally diverse environment of Banasthali University, Rajasthan and since then has stayed in different cities of India. A graduate in English Literature from Banaras Hindu University, Shinjinee is pursuing her Master's in Women's Studies from TISS, Hyderabad and also holds a Diploma in Mass Communication from BHU.
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?