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The Feminine Mystique: Representation of Duli in Aranyer Din Ratri

Rebanta Gupta

All About Ambedkar: A Journal on Theory and Praxis, Volume 2, Issue 1, January-April, 2021, 35-41



Aranyer Din Ratri, which narrates the saga of four friends’ bohemian sojourn in the vernal forests of Palamau in Bihar, is widely regarded as a masterpiece by eminent film critics and film aficionados, and it happens to be one of the first Indian films to utilize the technique of the carnivalesque. This paper studies and theorizes the problematic representation of Duli, the female protagonist.

Rebanta Gupta studies English literature at the Department of English, Presidency University, Kolkata. His email id is



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