THE KERALA WOMAN WHO CHALLENGES THE TRADITIONAL MALE –DOMINATED CULTURE: EXTRACT IDEA FROM “THE GREAT INDIAN KITCHEN” MOVIE
Author: Sandunika Rathnayake
As an essential person for society and culture, women have faced various obstacles and challenges in the social struggles to win their rights. Indian Kerala traditional society tries to maintain the woman as a solitary character who is ignored by men in the face of male-dominated social system. This situation actually a big challenge for the almost all women in Kerala Society to deal with. But as a woman, daughter, wife and mother, she also has a dream to live with dignity in ordinary society. It is not only common for Indian Kerala women, but it is the dream of the entire female community to socialize away from their monogamous way of life. To discuss about this issue, we can analysis a best recent movie example” The Great Indian Kitchen” directed by Joe Baby, who has also shown excellent performance in Malayalam telecasts. It is a flagship film created to fulfill a strong social responsibility. When the woman is a person who provides topics for many debates in the society, the tragic fate she has faced in front of the traditional male-dominated society based on the Indian caste system has been the premise for this film. This film has succeeded in unfolding in front of the audience the question of where the real woman is unless the woman is found in the literature, unless you meet the woman’s life, unless you meet her sexuality, unless you meet the woman in the masculine meaning system built in philosophies.
Keywords: Indian caste system, Malayalam, The Great Indian Kitchen movie, traditional patriarchal culture, woman
How to Cite: Rathnayake, S., 2023. The Kerala Woman who Challenges the Traditional Male-Dominated Culture: Extract Idea from “The Great Indian Kitchen” Movie. ‘Pumithiri e-journal of Gender Studies, 2(1), pp.13-18.
Published on 08 Mar 2023