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Sexual Politics of Television Mythology

Mythology Suddhabrata Sen Gupta The television epics, constituting as they did the material for a popular culture of Hindu fascism, were faithful to the gendes bias of the sources of their ideological inspiration. This gender bias manifested itself in two ways. Firstly, as a complete brushing away of aspect of female or male sexuality wherever it proves to be uncomfortable with a masculinist, heterosexual and puritanical world view. Secondly, the complete and total Subversion of-any dissenting voice within the female characters, be it Gandhari's lament or Sita's anger or even the agony of someone as rebellious as Draupadi.

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