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This practice-based PhD project intends to address the gap in scholarly work on the cross-sections of disability, media and visual anthropology in the Indian and global context. It aims to investigate reasons for the limited visibility and participation of PwDs in filmmaking, understand the inaccessibility of current production contexts, find and support existing innovative filmmaking practices by filmmakers with disabilities (FwDs) to overcome
barriers. The final aim is to identify opportunities and develop pathways to create inclusive avenues for FwDs in India.
In a country like India that addresses issues of sex and sexuality rather inadequately, discussion and awareness regarding sexuality and disability seems a rather elusive goal. The experience of cis. women as well as LGBTQ persons with disability largely reflects double discrimination-on the basis of gender and disability-further complicated by cas...
The dynamics of the market post liberalization of the Indian economy in the 1990s have permeated both, the urban middle class and rural households, setting a trend of negotiation with the 'exotic foreign' through an introduction to newly available ingredients, cooking techniques and food items. The foray of the television in the interaction of food...
The liberalization of the Indian economy since the 1990s has widened the food market in
India, a corollary of which has been the availability of packaged food and foreign products. The dynamics
of the market have permeated the increasingly affluent urban middle class households, setting
up a trend of negotiation with the ‘exotic foreign’ through an...