Sex in Cinema: A History of Female Sexuality in Indian Films is a brave, forthright and well-researched book that analyses, and puts into perspective, the portrayal of women in Hindi films.
It is an objective representation of women on celluloid through the generations, from early films like Pyaasa to the more contemporary. The book takes up Indian cinema, decade after decade and proceeds to delineate the portrayal of the Indian woman in cinema, redefining the way many canonical films have been viewed, thought of and enjoyed.
About the Author
Fareed Kazmi is a professor of political science at the University of Allahabad and has long been associated with the study of Indian cinema and its changing facets over the years. Apart from a number of papers, he has also published The Politics of India’s Conventional Cinema: Imaging a Universe, Subverting the Multiverse, a book that provides an interface between politics, society and mass media.
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