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Even as far back as the 1930s and 1940s, women were writing or contributing to screenplays, but there is hardly anything known about them. And the situation did not improve for decades. Only now are they emerging with their own voice.
In her new book Scripting Bollywood, academic and writer Anubha Yadav has researched the ones from the past and talked to many present scriptwriters about their experiences in the Hindi film industry. In this podcast discussion with Sidharth Bhatia, she explains how not just the producers and directors but also academics have ignored them almost completely.