Trajectories of Care: Representations of Empowered Mothering in Contemporary Bollywood

Show simple item record Pramanik, Pratyusha Mishra, Ajit K. 2024-04-19T07:13:31Z 2024-04-19T07:13:31Z 2023-12-30
dc.identifier.issn 0127046X
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/3152
dc.description This paper published with affiliation IIT (BHU), Varanasi in open access mode. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent cinematic representations in Bollywood have witnessed an ongoing shift of depicting mothers who are disrupting the dominant discourses of mothering practices prevalent in India. This changing discourse of motherhood and its representation has also brought to light the challenges that these mothers face while practicing these changes, and the strategies they adopt to overcome these challenges. While catering to the needs of a child with disability, the mother assumes the role of the nurse, the therapist, and the educator and their caregiving responsibilities are manifold as compared to mothering a child with normative needs. Uninterrupted care work, societal surveillance and prevalent stigma severely interfere with the mental, physical, and existential well-being of such mothers. Through a thematic analysis of The Sky is Pink (dir. Bose, 2019), and Jalsa (dir. Triveni, 2022), this article maps the trajectories of care and examines the alternative mothering strategies adopted by mothers of children with disabilities to take care of their children and themselves. A critical examination of these on-screen mothers provides an insight into the individual care needs of the caregiver and the care receiver. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Malaya en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SARE;60
dc.subject Children with Disabilities; en_US
dc.subject Chronic Sorrow; en_US
dc.subject Empowered Mothering; en_US
dc.subject Good/Bad Mother; en_US
dc.subject Parental Burnout; en_US
dc.title Trajectories of Care: Representations of Empowered Mothering in Contemporary Bollywood en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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