Author: bhakti bapat mathew

Changing Perspectives on Motherhood in India: An Interview with Jaishree Misra

by Bhakti Bapat Mathew -India- Motherhood has always been idolized in India. In most Bollywood movies, the mother of the protagonist is an ocean of love and sacrifice. She is usually portrayed as a sexless figure, (despite evidence to the

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In India, Prime-Time Hindi Soap Operas as a Vehicle for Social Change

Toral Rasputra

by Bhakti Bapat Mathew -India- It is 8 o’clock at night. A family of six – a mother, father, three teenage daughters and a young son – are all avidly watching the same TV show. Surprising? Not in India, and

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