Gender & Censorship
Women Unlimited, Kali for Women, 2006 - Censorship - 332 pages
The debate on censorship in India has hinged primarily on two issues -- the depiction of sex in the various media, and the representation of events that could, potentially, lead to violent communal clashes. This volume traces the trajectory of debates by Indian feminists over the last 25 years around the issue of gender and censorship. Censorship was institutionalised by the colonial British government, and has remained a much-contested government institution. In a multicultural society with diverse tastes and moral standards, who is to draw the line? And what reasonable curbs can be imposed on the freedom of expression? Can artistic merit be conflated with public good? Is the desire to purge the public arena of unnecessarily prurient and lascivious images actually in the interests of women and of society at large?
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Report of the Working Group on National Film Policy 1980
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