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This assignment consists of two parts:
(300 words)
With reference to the films Monsoon Wedding
and Pink
and based on the readings by Jenny Sharpe Actionsand Pratiksha MenonActions, discuss how the two films subvert the myth of the nation.
Explanation: Think about how these films refuse to idealize people or the nation or to hold them to an imaginary yardstick of Indianness based on notions of chastity
or purity. This means, how do these films challenge the ways in which mainstream cinema portrays sexually chaste or pure women as imagined by a traditional India.
Note: Your answer must refer to both the films and the two readings above.