ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Language, Cinema and State: A Gender Perspective

This discussion builds on M K Raghavendra's (EPW, 6 March 2010) critique of the manner in which the hit Bollywood fi lm, 3 Idiots, trivialises higher education by looking at the fi lm from a gender perspective. In this movie, the idea of rape is exploited to create humour, yet it received overwhelming appreciation from all kinds of audience, including women.



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