Indian Cinema and Disabled Women: Beyond the Liberal Paradigm

Suhasini Singh

Abstract


Disabled literally understand the disadvantaged group within the society, who is subjugated vie hegemonistic social structure. Similarly, having born with disability is to begin a life with social stigma and deprivation of opportunities for self development. This paper shall be based on the arguments that the disabled in Indian cinema has been largely framed by the liberal paradigm. The liberal paradigm undermines the issue of difference. There is no space for exercising particular roles in the society for them. This paper examines some of these challenges and demand politics of recognition in the context of disabled women.


Keywords


Indian Cinema, Disabled, Liberal paradigm, Hegemony, Issue of Difference.

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