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Televisions, Maharashtrian Social Reform and Literary Imagination-Bombay Doordarshan s Paulakhuna

Televisions, Maharashtrian Social Reform and Literary Imagination-Bombay Doordarshan s Paulakhuna

Literary Imagination Bombay Doordarshan's Paulakhuna Anupama Rao History, 'realist' novels and Doordarshan collude in the claim to representing a particular brand of the real Maharashtrian woman in the tele serial Paulakhuna. This reality helps and hinders the feminine subject. If the claims of historical change are taken seriously, they could be seen to provide a space for the contestation and struggles of women. At the same time, the constraints of form render the serial incapable of 'seeing' women except through the lens of suffering, sacrifice and struggle within the confines of a family narrative.

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