"Baygunehgaar Mard – The Sinless Men": an analysis of the female audience‘s perception of the tendency of Pakistani television dramas to normalize extra-marital affairs by men
BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Humair Yusuf, Visiting Faculty, Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts
SSLA Culminating Experience
Female Audience, Pakistani Dramas, Television, Marriage, Patriarchy, Extra-Marital Affairs, Perception
The purpose of this study was to discover the effect of extramarital affairs being shown in such a light and dismissive manner on the female audience which the dramas seem to be representing. By interviewing five middle-class married women, the results showed that there were certain emotions and themes that arose during each individual‘s experience of watching these dramas. The emotions varied amongst each participant, along with their opinions and approval or disapproval of the patriarchal plots of each of the three dramas under analysis: Dil-e-Muztar, Choti Si Zindagi and Ghar Titli Ka Par. However, despite their differences, the participants were all in agreement that this depiction was not too far from the truth of our society.
Imam, I. (2019). "Baygunehgaar Mard – The Sinless Men": an analysis of the female audience‘s perception of the tendency of Pakistani television dramas to normalize extra-marital affairs by men (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/60
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