'Bad' Women of Bombay Films: Studies in Desire and Anxiety


  • Details the history of desire and anxiety underlying the cinematic representation of the modern "Indian" woman

  • Interrogates the ideological representation of women in cinema—the changing images as well as the enduring prototypes—and their relationship with social and material histories

  • Examines the politics of female desire/s from the 1930s till the present times—both, through in-depth analyses of single films and the tracing of typologies in multiple films

Neha's piece: Outcast[e]/Outlawed: The Bandit Queen (1996)

Edited by 
  • Saswati Sengupta, 
  • Shampa Roy, 
  • Sharmila Purkayastha
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    Publishing date: 2019
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