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Author: Rukmani Rukmani

Title: Rape and Its Representation in Bollywood Movies

Subtitle: -

Journal: Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Volume: 2

Issue: 10

Year: October 2014

Pages: 221-227

ISSN: 2348-7186 – Find a Library: WordCat | ISSN: 2321-8819 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Indian History | Representations: Films / Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence, Damini, Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Mittal versus Mittal, Zakhmi Aurat; Types: Marital Rape


Link: Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (Free Access)


Abstract: »Violence is an act of aggression and the expression of power, a means through which one seeks control over the other. Violence against women is the expression of power by the abuser over the body of women. Since time immemorial women across the regions, religions, classes, castes and communities are vulnerable to violence. Women is neither safe at home nor at public spaces. There are number of forms of violence that women experience in her daily life. As the title suggests in this paper I would like to focus upon Rape as a form of violence, particularly Marital Rape and its representation in Bollywood Movies. This paper argues that however movies can play a constructive role in generating awareness against the issues of violence against women but the way these issues are represented in bollywood movies they just reflect the patriarchal notion of society where woman is considered as weak, subordinated and submissive. In movies rape is represented as a crime of honour and not as violence.« (Source: Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies)


  Introduction (p. 221)
  Concept of Rape (p. 221)
  Marital Rape (p. 223)
  Representation of Rape in Bollywood Movies (p. 223)
    Part I (p. 224)
    Part II (p. 225)
  Conclusion (p. 226)
  References (p. 227)

Wikipedia: Bollywood: Daman (film), Damini – Lightning, Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Mittal v/s Mittal, Zakhmi Aurat