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During the unforeseen lens of the 2003 attractiveness festival, Susan Dewey's Making pass over India omit international examines what female attractiveness has come to intend in a rustic remodeled by way of contemporary political, fiscal, and cultural advancements. for nearly part a century, the pass over India festival has been a well-liked characteristic of Indian pop culture, influencing, through the years, the normal common for lady good looks. As India participates more and more in a world economic climate, that normal is progressively being formed by means of forces past the country's borders. in the course of the unforeseen lens of the 2003 attractiveness festival, Susan Dewey's Making pass over India pass over global examines what female good looks has come to intend in a rustic reworked via fresh political, monetary, and cultural advancements. Dewey bargains readers an up-close view of the wonder competition via her dialogue of the contestants' severe education software, a method that includes wide actual, emotional, and cultural adjustments. masking every little thing from right desk etiquette to most well liked epidermis tone, the writer unearths the exacting criteria set through competition officers and mirrored in Indian society. but she additionally acknowledges the empowerment those ladies are afforded via their prestige as good looks symbols in a tradition more and more formed by way of the visible impression of nationwide and foreign media. Making pass over India pass over international constitutes a huge cultural critique and an enlightening tackle how macroeconomic swap impacts cultural id on the person point.

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I began to believe that it was normal and natural for women to base their sense of self-worth on how closely they approximated the images of women in magazines at the supermarket checkout counter. Curiously, as I spent much of my adult life in and out of India, I began to notice the same gendered phenomenon taking place. What, I wondered, was making women feel so deeply dissatisfied with their bodies and, by extension, themselves? This book is about the women who are considered the most beautiful in India because they fit a particular set of standards that influence women throughout South Asia.

Institutions such as Femina and Miss India do not exist in a vacuum; they affect and are affected by socioeconomic changes at both the international and state levels. It is self-evident that the Miss India pageant as Roopa Satyam experienced it in 1972 was a different cultural event than the media extravaganza of the 2003 pageant because each existed in a different India: the first still rooted in the postindependence protectionist economic policies that heavily restricted foreign investment and media, Beauty as Cultural Performance / 21 and the second that embraced the neoliberal economic regime advocated by the IMF.

The entry forms for the pageant were due at the end of October, soon after which I went through the complete collection in neat white binders with judges’ comments on them. I then traveled to Delhi and Bangalore, as well my primary research and residence site in Mumbai, for the initial selection Beauty as Cultural Performance / 15 rounds of the pageant in November. This was followed by the month-long training program, in which I stayed with contestants in one of the most luxurious five-star hotels in Mumbai and observed as they were prepared for the pageant.

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