• Be a Little Careful: Women, Violence and Performance in India

    Author(s):
    Swati Arora
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Feminist Humanities, Performance Studies
    Subject(s):
    Feminist criticism, South Asia, Place (Philosophy), Space, Theater, History
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    delhi, Theatre Studies, Violence against women
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/st8h-9e44
    Abstract:
    The essay analyzes a contemporary Indian feminist performance, Thoda Dhyaan Se (A Little Carefully, 2013), by framing it in the spatial ecosystem of the city of Delhi and explores its engagement with the feminist movement and the national imaginary of India. It examines the workings of the cultural economy of the city to discuss the effect of its spatial contours as well as the markers of caste, class, sexuality, and ethnicity. The discussion shows that the concerns raised by Thoda Dhyaan Se are limited to urban, middle-class, and upper-caste women and overlook the oppressive realities of women from non-urban, lower-class, and lower-caste backgrounds.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    8 months ago
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