Trends of Social Hierarchies and Women Empowerment Observed in Literature and Entertainment Industry

Keywords: Caste, women empowerment, prehistoric, film industry


In the early Vedas, caste was divided into four categories: Brahmins; Kshatriya; Vaishyas; and Shudras. It is interesting to note that Brahmins (the priestly caste) were given a higher position, while Kshatriya (the warrior caste) were given the position of king. This caste structure, along with the long-standing gender inequality, has remained in place throughout history. In this article, we will look at these dynamics through the lens of various Indian and western literary and cinematic texts. It is important to note that many of these texts depict both discrimination as well as moments when these social norms are violated or held in check. Therefore, our goal is not to criticise, but rather to understand the intricate interplay between these themes.


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Mittal, I. (2023). Trends of Social Hierarchies and Women Empowerment Observed in Literature and Entertainment Industry. VEETHIKA-An International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 9(3), 13-15.