Date June 11, June 12, The intellectual questions Durba Mitra asks are formed as much from her archival research as from her conversations with women on their experiences of social judgment and subordination and their efforts to challenge strict social norms. Perhaps no one has influenced her more than her own mother, who was open with Mitra, assistant professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, about the unique challenges of being an independent woman in a world that, too often, has little space for independent women. My mother was always very clear to me. Can you speak about both?
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The show was a product and a catalyst of a zeitgeist in which financially independent and imperfect women had carved out a space for themselves and their casual, raging sex lives. And just weeks after the release of Season 2, Amazon announced on Friday that another season was already in the works. For decades, both Indian satellite TV and Bollywood, the Hindi filmmaking sector, served as mirrors of society, mostly reflecting the broader political and social norms of upper-caste Hindus.
Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. How British authorities and Indian intellectuals developed ideas about deviant female sexuality to control and organize modern society in India. During the colonial period in India, European scholars, British officials, and elite Indian intellectuals—philologists, administrators, doctors, ethnologists, sociologists, and social critics—deployed ideas about sexuality to understand modern Indian society. In Indian Sex Life , Durba Mitra shows how deviant female sexuality, particularly the concept of the prostitute, became foundational to this knowledge project and became the primary way to think and write about Indian society.