Publication Type : Book Chapter
Publisher : Exploration in Critical humanities :a collection of essays
Source : Exploration in Critical humanities :a collection of essays (2017)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Arts and Sciences
Department : English
Year : 2017
Abstract : The relationship between disability and economic disadvantage is profound and hidden. When a child is born in India with a physical or mental challenge, the cultural taboos that follows can be neglected, when considered the financial down stress the family is expected to face in the upbringing of the child. Despite of the gender, a special child requires something 'extra' in every basic amenity in his/her day to day life. This 'extra' expenditure in everyday life will be a question mark for the family and relatives. When it is non debatable that the financial crisis faced by the parents is huge, what about the economic disadvantages encountered by the disabled themselves? This is the subject of discussion in this paper. When we say money is not everything, it's better to move on a motorised wheelchair than to crawl on the road without one. Lying on an adjustable bed in an air-conditioned room will definitely be an enhanced option than lying on a torn cloth in a slum. Here economics will win the game. The multinational facilities and super innovative inventions for the differently abled is limited to the doors of high income families who can afford and access the same. The study throws light on the economic issues faced by disabled and their families, in comparison to a healthy family.
Cite this Research Publication : M. U. Menon and Sreena K., “Disability and Economic Disadvantage: An analysis of characters in Mollywood Sarah (Parvathy-Bangalore Days) and Stephen Louis (Jayasurya-Beautiful)”, in Exploration in Critical humanities :a collection of essays, 2017.