India’s Daughter in India: Old Questions, New Answers?

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Part of the Contemporary Performance InterActions book series (CPI)

Abstract

The ban by the Government of India on the BBC documentary India’s Daughter as well as the (unrelated) demand for its delayed screening by a group of feminists has opened up again, familiar fault-lines in feminist debates around hate speech and freedom of expression; sexuality and violence against women; the meaning and impact of images and words, and the different levels at which representation works. In my paper I will explore the ways in which these political, theoretical and philosophical questions play out more generally, taking as the starting point, the controversies over India’s Daughter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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