Why Won't The Saree Fit Me?
Keywords:Post-Feminism, Nationalism, Indian Femininity, Saree, Reclamation
This audio essay titled “Why won’t the saree fit me?”, will focus on the author’s personal experience with the saree and the women around her who drape themselves with it. The author has never worn a saree in her life, despite being surrounded by Indian women who wear it constantly and through this essay, she aims to discover more about her relationship with not only the saree but also Indian femininity. This essay will deploy course concepts such as the politics of recognition in relation of class and caste, politicized femininity and muscular nationalism, spectacularisation of non-white feminity, postfeminism etc to better understand the role of the saree in constructing indian femininity, especially within the morden day context. It concludes by drawing up the saree as a cultural capital that needs to be reclaimed by the author.
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