Patriarchy and Cultural Politics in Deepa Mehta’s Fire
Nipun Chaudhary1, Ishfaq Ahmad Tramboo2

1Nipun Chaudhary, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Lovely Professional University, (Punjab), India.
2Ishfaq Ahmad Tramboo, Research Scholar, Department of English, Lovely Professional University, (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 348-350 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10580476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The paper examines the politics of culture and tradition in constructing the social and cultural identities among females in Indian society. It explores the social patriarchal set up and gender affiliation which direct the oppression and subjugation among females. Furthermore, it illustrates the relationship between the dominant (patriarch) and subjugate in the Indian patriarchal society. With the prevailed forms of subordination under the guise of culture and tradition, this paper presents a critique and explores the resistance towards patriarchal attitude and cultural politics to balance the power relations in the society. Despite the multiple forms of patriarchal masculinity that are prevailed in the society to challenge the feministic and gender related voices, the paper is highly evidential to critique the patriarchal social structure to create equality between the genders in society. This paper dispenses all the declarations of current study that have been carried out on the specific issue and it concludes with an aim to create a path for possible future research.
Keywords: Gender Relations, Patriarchy, Cultural Politics, Cultural Identities, Sexual Repression.
Scope of the Article: Fire Engineering