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Vaishnavi Mahurkar

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Vaishnavi Mahurkar has Masters in Development at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Her personal interests include literature, poetry, and cinema. She likes to ask difficult questions about the everyday social and is captivated by conversations on the anthropology of politics, resistance movements, art, and society.

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The ‘Aunty’ Body And All That Follows

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A Deconstruction of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Using The Gender Role Theory

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A close look at the gender dynamics has revealed that Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge upholds and cements gender binaries and roles which are taken to be natural because of how pervasive they are.