I am having trouble with two ideas for the research paper and I am writing both at the same time, I just had to stop.
- Meena Kumari (the late Indian actress) and her on screen persona as Choti Bahu, this is about mimesis and anti-mimesis.
- The “Goddess and Whore” complex in early Indian Cinema in relation to female roles.
Both areas of research are interesting and very close to my heart, which I am very passionate about and are dirtectly/indirectly related to my art practice. I have chosen to go with The Goddess and Whore Complex. I cannot personally deal with writing about Meena Kumari and her personality, her on screen charachter and her death, not at this time.