Unveiling Reverse Gender Roles in Pakistani Drama Sinf-e-Ahan: A Textual Analysis


  • Fatima Chaudhary Lecturer, Department of English, Govt. Graduate College for Women Shah Rukn e Alam Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mamona Yasmin Khan Professor, Department of English, The Women University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Ali Baqar MPhil Scholar, English Literature Institute; Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan




Optimistic Thinking, Pakistani Society, Reverse Gender Roles, Women Empowerment


The study delves into the Pakistani drama SINF E AAHAN to explore the portrayal and implications of reverse gender roles. The research uncovers the significance of this narrative deviation from traditional gender norms. A meticulous analysis of the study elucidates the consequences of reversing gender roles within the context of Pakistani society. The study offers a comprehensive textual analysis of the popular drama serial SINF E AAHAN shedding light on the portrayal of reverse gender roles and its broader implications with the description of a positive image of Pakistani culture and Pakistani people. For this purpose, the drama Sinf e Ahan is analyzed qualitatively under the theoretical framework of Reverse Gender Roles by Geetha (2002) and Learned Optimism (Seligman, 1990). The findings of the study contribute to the growing body of research on gender representation in media and its impact on general perception. The findings clearly show a reversal in gender roles through the description of women's empowerment in Pakistani society and the supporting role of male members in the success of female characters to highlight the positive image of Pakistani society in the world.





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Chaudhary, F., Khan, M. Y., & Baqar, A. (2024). Unveiling Reverse Gender Roles in Pakistani Drama Sinf-e-Ahan: A Textual Analysis. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 421–430. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)37