This is a documentary account of the lives of women cricketers in Jammu and Kashmir, the idea of which stemmed from the student’s journey and memories as a cricketer. The project introduces the nuances of an all-women community pursuing a largely male-dominated sport in a conservative society. A lot of these girls’ personalities defy the idea of gender conformity and binary, normative model of man/woman, masculinity/femininity which can also be a form of rebellion. Unfortunately, not all of them can take this freedom back home or observe this transformation beyond this community. This project reflects on the emotional dependencies and the bond between these players that are intensified due to similar struggles. Their bond grows into distinct intimacies beyond the game of cricket. The community acts as a paradise where they experience freedom of self-expression.
Keywords: female masculinity, gender fluidity, gender subversion, intimacy, vulnerability
Student Name: Rohini Bharti
Guide: Mr. Rishi Singhal, Co-Guide: Mr. Amarnath Praful