[Update] Perceptions of Masculinity: Challenges to the Indian Male

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Moti Gokulsing, Rohit K Dasgupta, Diviani Chaudhuri
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Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past three decades. Feminist studies have demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women. Masculinity studies however demonstrate men not just as a homogenous group but revealing instead a diversity of masculinities.

In line with the latest trends within masculinity scholarship, this collection shall deal with representations of masculinities in Indian culture, in general, and literary and visual representations, in particular. The aim of this collection is twofold. On the one hand, it focuses on studies that question traditionally normative representations of Indian masculinities. On the other, it seeks to highlight new alternative representations of manhood.

Many of the previous texts on men focus exclusively on the experiences of white men while others have provided very limited scholarly work on Indian men. This collection closes a gap in the literature by assessing the intersecting complexities specific to Indian men in the 21st century.

Authors may choose to write on any suitable topic which covers the broad themes of this collection


Moti K Gokulsing, University of East London
Rohit K Dasgupta, University of the Arts London
Diviani Chaudhuri, State University of New York, Binghamton


A 200-300 word abstract and brief bio must be sent on or before 31st January 2012. Papers between 4000-6000 words must be sent on or before 30 April 2012 to Rohit K Dasgupta (r.dasgupta1@arts.ac.uk and rhitsvu@gmail.com)