Paper Title
Discursive Legitimization Of Rape-Discourse In Bangladeshi Popular Cinema

The legitimization of rape-discourse in Bangladeshi popular cinema is literally unexplored. Until now, has been no study on rape in Bangladeshi popular cinema from a critical discourse analysis (CDA) perspective. Rape is a social taboo, yet it is not a subject that is avoided in popular Bangladeshi cinema. There is ample literature on rape in media, but hardly any on its treatment in cinema. This paper looks at whether certain discourse-ideological practices are being employed (sub)consciously to legitimize a monolithic rape-discourse ideology in mainstream cinema in an ever-increasing consumer-cultural society. Index terms- cinematic rape in Dhallywood, Bangladeshi popular cinema, critical discourse analysis (CDA), legitimization of rape-discourse