BadAss Feminist and inquisitive Atheist. Celebrates Gender and Literature as her Muse. Assistant Professor of English who likes to take education beyond the narrow walls of orthodoxy. Considers a pen to be the most powerful stiletto against patriarchy and sexism.
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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?