An exploration of intersex characters in Indian cinema

Qureshi, Kamran ORCID: (2022) An exploration of intersex characters in Indian cinema. Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media (61). ISSN 0146-5546

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Intersex has been neglected in Indian media, especially in films. This research study produces a historical account that examines the visual representation of intersex characters, in Indian films, as a reflection of Indian society. It critically evaluates the narratives of Indian films, having apparent and ambiguous intersex characters, using a filmmaker and scholar’s perspective, to examine the role and responsibility of this medium in educating, while also entertaining, viewers. It gathers new knowledge on the less visible subject of intersex and their issues in Indian society. In conclusion, this paper asserts that mostly portrayed negatively as pimps, dancing beggars, criminals, and forced prostitutes, the intersex characters have not been conceived in other genres in Indian films.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Section: Gender and sexuality in South Asian cinema
Uncontrolled Keywords: indian cinema,intersex characters,indian media,indian society,gender and sexuality,south asian cinema,arts and humanities(all),sdg 5 - gender equality,sdg 3 - good health and well-being,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions,sdg 4 - quality education,sdg 10 - reduced inequalities ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2022 14:30

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