About the Book
The debate on censorship in India has hinged primarily on two issues-the depiction of sex in the various media, and the representation of events that could, potentially, lead to violent communal clashes. This volume traces the trajectory of debates over the last 25 years around the issues of gender and censorship. Is censorship relevant in a multi cultural society with diverse tastes and moral standards? Who is to draw the line and impose curbs on the freedom of expression or artistic merit? Is the desire to purge the public arena of unnecessarily prurient and lascivious images actually in the interests of women and of society at large?
About the Author
Birnda Bose is currently a Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi. She has taught at the Department of English, Hindu College, and Delhi University for ten years. She has published widely on gender, Indian writing and cinema and has most recently co-edited The Phobic and the Erotic: The Politics of Sexualities in Contemporary India (2006).