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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

PERFORMING MASCULINITY: AT WHAT PRICE?

 - Nighat Gandhi

Nidhi Mishra and I anchored a group discussion last month based on Anand Patwardhan’s 1994 documentary, Father, Son and Holy War. Masculinity (mardangi) doesn’t seem to have changed a whole lot for the better in the three decades since the film was made.

Discussion participants wanted to know if there’s a way to reimagine and redesign desi masculinity?  Can it change into something less toxic?

Hence, this article.