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Nimisha Bhanot is an Indo-Canadian artist whose 'Badass Indian Pinups' series depicts an unconventional state of the women in South Asia. It is quite evident from the work of this amazing artist that her theme is influenced by both traditional and modern culture.
She speaks of all the taboo things in the society in an appropriate manner. Bhanot perfectly portrays the badass brides and daughter-in-laws in her pinup series. Her work seems to challenge the patriarchal social structure by the dominance of sexually liberated women in the society.
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This Indian pinup series is badass as hell.
Badass Indian pinups series depicts sexually liberated women perfectly.
When Nimisha Bhanot was a student of art school in 2012, she heard about the gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh. She explained, "I was very angered that there were people out there blaming her for getting raped because she was out at night. Mohan Bhagwat's comment about 'Bharat' becoming 'India' due to Western influence and being the cause for a rise in gang rapes sincerely pissed me off."
Bhanot continued, "Looking back and talking back are considered very unlady-like and heavily discouraged in our community."
Titles of Bhanot's paintings are self-explanatory and pertinent.
It seems that Bhanot completely disagree with the societal role of women in the Indian society.
Bhanot wants the conservative society to change its outlook for women.
This is how an ideal Indian daughter-in-law should be.
Nimisha Bhanot explained, "Nothing satisfies or inspires me more than hearing "..this is what the REAL India is like" or when people comment on my Instagram pictures and tag their friends saying "..this is SO US!!""