Interrogating Gender in Hindi Cinema
Frames of Reference 2022
Online Post-graduate Student Seminar
June 22-24, 2022
22nd June 2022
Keynote: Meenakshi Shedde, India and South Asia Delegate, Berlin International Film Festival
Film Curator, Consultant, Journalist
11 am to 12.30 pm
The Female Gaze
Chair and Discussant: Simona Sarma, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Analysis of fictional men written by Juhi Chaturvedi
Poorva Chakraborty, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Complicit Masculinities: Exploring Sai Paranjpye’s Chashme Buddoor (1981) and Katha (1982)
Prachi Talesara, Christ University
The Multifarious Femme: A Study of the Woman, the Young Girl and the Child in Gauri Shinde’s Works
Shyama Sadasivan, IIT Kharagpur
Gully Boy and the homogenization of Muslim voices
Galariya Sabbir Ahmedbhai, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
2 to 3.15 pm
Chair and Discussant: Banhi Sarkar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
The Narrative of Dalit Women in Hindi Cinema
Aniruddha Mahajan, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)
Muslim Woman and New Discursive Power: New Praxis and Visibility in Hindi Cinema and Social Media
Shabana M, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
A Study in Pink: How Narratives of Purity/Violation de-Revolutionize the Female Body
Arindam Nandi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
3.30 to 4.45 pm
Chair and Discussant: Anuj Bhatt, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Homosociality & Gay Masculinity: Exploring Interconnectedness of Two in Hindi Cinema
Nikita Mittal, IIT Banaras Hindu University.
From ‘Fire’ to ‘The Fame Game’: Queer-Baiting and Queer-Coding in Indian Media
Rajeev Anand Khushwah, Sukanya Bhattacharya, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Laugh it Off: Interrogating Genre and Gender in “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” and “Badhai Do”
Chandni Rauniyar, BITS Pilani
11 am to 12.30 pm
Gender and the City
Chair and Discussant: Charu Bahal, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Navigating Dark Streets: City and Sex Work in Chameli
Isheeta Sharma, Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi
Counterpoints to Urbanity: An Examination of Urban Women in Tumhari Sulu (2017)
Sanjna Sebastian , Christ University, BGR Campus
Strees in the streets: Gendered experiences of the urban space in India as portrayed by Hindi cinema. A quantitative analysis
Hugo RD, EHESS Paris
Spaces of gender and gender of spaces: The play of effect and counter-effect between gender and urbanicity
Saim Raza, Aligarh Muslim University
2 to 3.15 pm
Victims and Vigilantes
Chair and Discussant: Ankita Ghosh, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Rape-Revenge as Civic Duty: The Extra-Legal Violence of Mom and Mardaani’s Militarised Mothers
Amalie Goul Dueholm, University of Washington
Interrogating Bollywood Commercial Courtroom Dramas: Sexual Violence and the Cinematic Figure of the Victim-Woman
Suman S Shanker, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Female Cops in Indian Hindi Cinema: Agent of Power or Just Another Trope?
Nisha Kumari, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
3.30 to 4.45 pm
Masculinities on Screen
Chair and Discussant: Sumit Soni, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Disability and Masculinity in Hindi Films
Abhishek, Ambedkar University
Gendered Notions of Baldness in Hindi Cinema: Analysing Bala and Gone Kesh
Banhi Sarkar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
His Prem, My Prem: Conversations with Young Marwaris in and beyond Sooraj Barjatya’s Cinema
Anant Gupta, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
2 to 3.30 pm
Chair and Discussant: Deepti Nair, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
The Interactions of Popular Forms of Feminism with Communicative Capitalism: An Insight in OTT Platforms’ Female Spaces
Bhawna Shrey, Jamia Millia Islamia
Women Watching Women in Cinema
Tulika Bhattacharjee, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
The Conventional Representation of Opinionated Women
Bipasha Deori, University of Delhi
The Bollywood Item Song: Gendered aspects of creation & consumption of the popular item songs
Ankita Ghosh, Tata Institution of Social Sciences
3.45 to 5 pm
Horror through a Gendered Lens
Chair and Discussant: Chandrika Mairh, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Examining the Exoneration of the Monstrous Feminine in the Indian Horror Films ‘Pari’ and ‘Bulbbul’
Harnoor Kaur, Christ University, Bangalore
“Ye naye Bhaarat ki chudail hai”: Hybrid Formations at the Interface of Gender and Genre in the Contemporary Hindi Horror-Comedy Film
Srishti Walia, Jawaharlal Nehru University
“She is Not a ‘Chudail’”: Feminist Posthuman Becomings, Monstrous Realities, and the Post- Anthropocentric Aesthetics in Anvita Dutt’s “Bulbbul” (2020).
Ujjwal Khobra, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee