Semiotic Study of Sindoor (2017)
PublisherProject Monma Research Centre
This social commentary aims to examine a semiotic study of Sindoor or Vermilion (a red colourpowder) which is applied between hair partings by married Hindu Indian women. Sindoor isapplied by the groom to the bride on the day of the marriage. By applying Sindoor, she is thenconsidered to be his wife and enters the matrimonial life. The social commentary intends to shedlight on the feminist and sociological aspect of Sindoor in Indian society and how it is celebratedby Hindu married women, yet it place the women lower in the social gender hierarchy as they areoften socially expected to wear such symbols to mark a new beginning. On the other hand, marriedHindu men wear no such markings to show their married status.
Keywordswomen; tradition; sindoor; sacred; patriarchy; Hinduism
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